Voices

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

Modern Mishpocha: On teaching our children

By Rabbi Dara Lithwick

We have just passed a turning point in the Jewish calendar. Last week, July 29/30, marked Tisha B’Av, the sombre holiday that mourns the destruction of the First and Second Temples and other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. Last year in a piece that I…

From the Pulpit: Experiencing the emotions of Tisha B’Av in pandemic times

By Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, Temple Israel of Ottawa

“O how has the city that was once so populous remained lonely! She has become like a widow! She that was great among the nations, a princess among the provinces, has become tributary. She weeps, yea, she weeps in the night, and her tears …

Guest Column: ‘I hope to keep making you proud’

When the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held its annual general meeting online on June 4, it was announced that Carleton University journalism student Shaked Karabelnicoff is this year’s recipient of the George Joseph Cooper Scholarship.

By Shaked Karabelnicoff

It is with sincere gra…

From the Editor: From Charlotte Whitton and Lionel Groulx to Oscar Peterson

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

In the spring of 2011, the City of Ottawa cancelled plans to honour Charlotte Whitton by naming the city’s new archives facility for the first woman in Canada to serve as the mayor of a major city. Whitton was Ottawa’s mayor from 1951 until 1956 and again …

Ideas and Impressions: My father knows he's one of the lucky elderly people

By Jason Moscovitz

My father, Eli, will turn 98 this month and is 100 per cent there. His physical limitations don’t deter him from doing what we are all doing these days – watching a lot of Netflix. His favourite show, or series, was Escobar because, he says, it went on forever and tha…