Voices

Ideas and Impressions: ‘Whatever was, isn’t anymore’

By Jason Moscovitz

It is hard to imagine we are where we are, and it is hard to think of how and when we can get our lives back to anywhere near where they were before. It is as if everything has been put on hold waiting for better days to come. Patience is the operative world. The last 10 …

From the Pulpit: Different – and the same

By Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Or Haneshamah

This coming Shabbat has at least two dates: May 30th on the Gregorian calendar, and the 7th of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar. What else comes in twos this last Shabbat in May, the first Shabbat following the Omer period? It also has two Torah portions…

Focus on Fitness: Slow return to normalcy provides emotional booster shot

By Gloria Schwartz

Are you trying to stay upbeat and motivated during the pandemic? Do you need some inspiration? Better call Saul!

Saul Davidson is a senior who loves gardening and sharing his passion with others. Before everything shut down in March, Saul gave a talk about horticulture t…

From the Editor: Three people I knew have been lost to COVID-19

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

The past two months have been difficult on all of us. Our regular day-to-day lives have blurred to memory as we endure social distance and isolation – what I’ve come to call “house arrest” – in our necessary efforts defeat, or at least “flatten the…

A View from the Bleachers: Democracy amidst the pandemic

By Rabbi Steven Garten

During the two months that the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many of us in self-quarantine, we have witnessed a myriad of leadership styles and approaches.

It would be safe to say that the majority of national, provincial and city medical officials have earned our trust…