The Gifts of Being A Certain Age
A few months ago, I wrote about turning a new age. Four months later, I’m...
An Introduction to the Talmud_Part 3_Tips for Starting Your Talmudic Journey
This is part three in a series: An Introduction to the Talmud. For part 1 click...
The Book of Genesis Lays a Foundaton
My grandfather used to tell me with prideHow his parents came to Canada to...
Sukkot by Dani Shira Plung
Last Sukkot—which fell at the end of September, by the Gregorian...
History, Memory, and Sukkot
One of the central dialectics within Judaism is the interplay between history...
Guess Who’s Building A Sukkah? A JVO Photoblog
NOTE: Please don't be discouraged by the image formatting in this post. The...
Red Lights & Judaism
Sometimes I like to stop at red lights. That might seem weird, but think about...
Like Water For Torah
This past Shabbat afternoon, while I was taking my customary Shabbat afternoon...
Justin Trudeau did T'Shuvah
In a few day’s time millions of Jews will gather in synagogues across the...
Jewish Training Wheels
On Rosh Hashana, at one of our meals, an interesting question was posed. Why do...