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The H in Apartheid

Guest Post from Jacob Rosenblum Between 1 and 2 am on Tuesday, April 29, I stood guard at an orphanage run by the Islamic Charitable Society in Hebron. An order for closure was put on the orphanage, to go into…

Israel blows ceasefire deal

Israel is proving that it’s never going to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity as I feared before. Israel blew off an offer by Hamas to halt rocketfire. And whether or not you like Carter, he’s also managed to…

No longer a threat

They’re not threatening any more: this month, two Toronto-area “traditional Conservative” congregations have voted to leave the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. (Another four voted to remain in the USCJ, while others have votes scheduled for the next few weeks/months.)…

31 Matza Balls

Yesterday afternoon, as Passover came to a close for many of us, I had the opportunity to be part of a “Ba’al Shem Tov Meal”, a Jewish ritual very different from what I’m used to. My friend ML is a…