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From the Editor: Observations from these strange days

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Just over six weeks ago, on Thursday, March 12, I left the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin office at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC), knowing I’d be working from home the next day but hoping I’d be back at my desk at the beginning of the following week.

Ideas and Impressions: ‘The unfortunate reality of long-term care homes’

By Jason Moscovitz

I recently lost my mother Norma to COVID-19 – but I really lost her five years ago to Alzheimer’s disease. That’s when she stopped calling me on my birthday. We are not the first family to endure the pain that goes with Alzheimer’s, and unfortunately, we won’t b…

From the Pulpit: We surely live in interesting times

By Rabbi Eytan Kenter, Kehillat Beth Israel

There is a famous curse, “May you live in interesting times,” and we surely live in interesting times. Our world has been turned on its head in innumerable ways and it does not appear to be returning to normal any time soon. In fact, in any nu…

Modern Mishpocha: Fear, love and Judaism in the age of COVID-19

By Jenny T. Burns

I am a proud Jew. I’m so in love with my religion that I write articles the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. I’m going to be brutally honest with you though. I am also a scared Jew. There are many examples of modern antisemitism in our world, and I do not enjoy feeling that I o…

From the Editor: We are closer together in solidarity

Bulletin to temporarily suspend print edition

Unity government seems to be forming in Israel

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Paraphrasing the beginning of the Four Questions in the Haggadah, we all might be asking, “Ma nishtanah ha-Pesach ha-zeh, mi-kol ha-Pesachim – Why is this Passov…