Troy: Coming together for victims of terror

Pop quiz: what do Ori Ansbacher, Gal Keidan and Rabbi Achiad Ettinger have in common? They are the first three victims of Palestinian terror in 2019. What else do these three have in common? Their deaths have been ignored by most Canadian Jews – and yes, that means you. Everyone loves to politicize …
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Sara Horowitz writes about the way that anxieties about Israel has become a political weapon in U.S. politics, a tool for politicians to play the Jewish community.
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“For too long, Israeli public figures, particularly politicians, have been more interested in placating the ultra-Orthodox than defending the rights of Israel’s citizens, ” writes Marmur.
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I swim four times a week. My time in the pool is truly my own. While I am swimming, it seems as if I am all that exists. My mother taught my sisters and I to swim when we were knee-high to a grasshopper. Mom was magnificent in the water. Her precise strokes often gave …
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Rabbi Dow Marmur expands on a recent article in The Atlantic which identified four causes of human happiness.
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Benjamin Shinewald posits that “our MPs should respect witnesses, but they also must respect our national historical record. Let them condemn bad mistakes energetically, not pretend that they didn’t happen.”
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Bechadrei Haredim, an ultra-Orthodox web portal, was first to report last week that leading rabbis in the Israeli city of Elad, including its chief rabbi and all of its Sephardic rabbis, had issued a ban on owning dogs. “We have heard and have seen that lately, a serious phenomenon has spread in our…