In the year that the Israelites left Egypt, on the 17th day of Tammuz, Moses descended from…

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The Canadian Jewish Congress
The Canadian Jewish Congress

The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) was founded in 1919 with the intention of uniting the…

Seven Years!
Seven Years!

In Jewish tradition, there is special significance to the number seven. The seventh day is…

Goodly Tents
Goodly Tents

Much of Jewish life is built around community. Jews often live…

A Truly Jewish Hospital
A Truly Jewish Hospital

It happened during the Holocaust that Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam was shot…

The Battle of Jericho
The Battle of Jericho

When setting out to conquer the Promised Land, the Israelites’ first military confrontation was with Jericho. This battle is famous. Why?…

Private versus Public
Private versus Public

Moses’ greatest desire was to enter the Promised Land along with the Israelite nation whom he had led across the wilderness. Sadly…

Sir “The Jew”
Sir “The Jew”

The first Jew to be knighted by a monarch of England was not himself English. But, then again, neither was the king…

The Entertainer
The Entertainer

Judging by the jokes included in so many movies about marriage, there is a great deal of pressure on the best man to present a toast that not only honors…

The Importance of Dad
The Importance of Dad

Where does a child learn to be a mentsch (a good person)? From his/her parents! Indeed, in the…

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