Voices

Submissions from members of our community. (Archived columns from Bulletin columnists).

From the Editor: It’s been an honour to serve as editor of the Bulletin

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Well, here we are, it’s the last day of 2020 and this column, my 235th “From the Editor” column since 2008, is my swan song as editor of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. Sadly, it is also the swan song of the Bulletin after 83 years of publication.

The Ottaw…

Ideas and Impressions: Reflections on a life in journalism

By Jason Moscovitz

Nothing is forever and I realize, after nine years writing a column for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, and after 40 years of writing and reporting, that this is likely the last column I will ever write anywhere. It is my swan song and opportunity for me to get down those las…

Focus on Fitness: So long, farewell, shalom, until we meet again

By Gloria Schwartz

When I first approached Ottawa Jewish Bulletin Editor Michael Regenstreif back in 2012 with my idea for a fitness column, I never imagined my column would last this long. I’ve enjoyed sharing my thoughts with readers on a variety of topics. Some of my articles flowed qu…

Guest Column: Reflections on the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

By Rabbi Dara Lithwick

A few weeks ago, on November 7, the world lost a gadol, a giant in the Jewish world and beyond, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Z”L at 72 years of age. The British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author, and politician served as the chief rabbi of the United Hebr…

From the Pulpit: Identifying light when surrounded by darkness

By Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, Temple Israel

Here we are nine months into the pandemic. Last April, when we were desperately regrouping around Passover, we were sure that by the time Chanukah rolled around things would be back to normal-ish. Even as we continue to mark another Jewish holiday wi…