Voices

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…

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…