Voices

Focus on Fitness: Adaptability will help you keep fit during the pandemic

By Gloria Schwartz

So much change has occurred in all sectors of society in recent months. Sometimes it feels like the Twilight Zone, very surreal. It’s easy to neglect one’s health and fitness during the best of times and all the more important to take care of yourself during difficult…

Modern Mishpocha: ‘How do we raise good kids?’

By Jenny T. Burns

Before we begin. I want to let you know, in case you need to hear it, that you are an incredible parent and member of your family. You are trying your best.

Okay, let’s dive into some depths.

I am white.

I have white privilege.

If this remark rubs you the wrong way, …

Guest Column: How letters from fellow students helped my grandfather

By Jesse Wolfsohn

Editor’s note: Jesse Wolfsohn of Ottawa is a student at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

As I enter the last days of the academic year, I reflect on my excellent experiences at MSIH. Due to the COVID-19 situation,…

Guest Column: Judaism versus racism

By Rabbi Howard Finkelstein

An interesting dialogue and debate occur in the heavens as the angels’ challenge God’s giving of the Torah to the people of Israel. The angels claim that as the Torah is a divine document, it should remain with divine beings, meaning themselves. Moshe retorts…

Ideas and Impressions: Was George Floyd's murder a tipping point?

By Jason Moscovitz

I keep hearing people on television say the murder of George Floyd is a tipping point in American history – but I hear it mostly from white people. People of colour are never so certain. History tells – if not warns – them not to be.

While racism exists in Canada, …