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Beautiful and Strange Creatures
Beautiful and Strange Creatures

Summer vacation means different things to different people, but one of the most common tourist activities of the season is…

Rabbi Avraham Chaim Naeh
Rabbi Avraham Chaim Naeh

 Many people think of World War I as a European war, but, as its name suggests, the entire world was affected. In Palestine…

Five Wise Sisters
Five Wise Sisters

Few women are mentioned by name in the Torah, and those who are, are generally the major…

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz
The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

Everyone knows about Yom Kippur. There are, however, several other fast days in the Jewish calendar that are not nearly as well known…

The Three Weeks
The Three Weeks

“When Av enters, we must lessen our rejoicing,” declare the Talmudic sages in Ta’anit 26b. In truth, however, this period of…

Insights into the American Revolution
Insights into the American Revolution

The American Revolution was a time of great upheaval for the American colonists. Nearly everyone was affected. The Jewish colonists were no different…

The Power of Shabbat
The Power of Shabbat

Jewish life ebbs and flows around the celebration of Shabbat. The days of the week are labelled by…

The End of the Tamid Offering
The End of the Tamid Offering

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

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…

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