Voices

From the Pulpit: We all beat with one proud Jewish heart and soul

By Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, Chabad of Centrepointe

Although this “From the Pulpit” column appears in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin after Purim, I am writing it just a few days before this joyous festival. As such, I would like to devote this article to the timeless message of Purim.

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Modern Mishpocha: Standing up for each other – Having our WITS about us

By Rabbi Dara Lithwick

Every week we receive a school update from our kids’ principal. The other week, the update focused on a program that is being incorporated throughout the kindergarten to Grade 6 learning cycle. Called WITS, it brings together schools, families and communities to cre…

A View from the Bleachers: Achieving Jewish and democratic values

By Rabbi Steven Garten

The most recent election in Israel, the third in less than 12 months, offered a clear window into Israeli voting patterns. The voters’ preferences are ossified. The results of each election have changed very little. A small shift in votes provides an additional seat…

Focus on Fitness: Will exercise reduce risks of colds, flu or coronavirus?

By Gloria Schwartz

Are you concerned about catching a cold, flu or the novel coronavirus? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronaviruses “are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases” such as serious respiratory…

From the Editor: The Bulletin website and other updates

Bulletin website, Israeli election, IHRA defintion of antisemitism.