holidays, Judaism, life, Thoughts about Life

Life and What Life Should Be: Sensitivity for Shavuot

Tonight marks the holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the receiving of the Torah from Mount Sinai – or as I like to call it – the marriage between G-d and the Jews. Continue reading “Life and What Life Should Be: Sensitivity for Shavuot”

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Current Events, Judaism, life, media, News

It’s official: I work for a newspaper! (a Jewish one too!)

tribune-paperSo I’ve been holding back this announcement for a little it of time because it wasn’t entirely official and by the time I got the position, I was up to my shoulders in work (!).

But, yes, I am the newest employee of the Jewish Tribune, Canada’s largest weekly Jewish newspaper. Continue reading “It’s official: I work for a newspaper! (a Jewish one too!)”

Judaism, life, Yeshiva

Rav Chaim Flom זצ”ל, one year later

One year ago today, we were all saddened by the loss of our dear rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Flom, Rosh yeshiva and co-founder of Yeshivat Ohr David.

Although I was not in yeshiva when he passed, nor is today the actual hebrew date of his death (14 Iyyar – which was May 8,  2009), I’m still compelled to write something about a truly wonderful man. Continue reading “Rav Chaim Flom זצ”ל, one year later”

holidays, Judaism, Thoughts about Life

Life and What Life Should Be- Lag B’Omer 5769

Here's the bonfire before....
Here's the bonfire before....

This is the long-overdue first segment of this feature, which will take a look at my life (or just that area around me) and contrast it with how I/the world should be managing things based on the perspective of living as an Observant, G-d fearing Jew.

Today is one of my favourite days of the year – here’s why:

Continue reading “Life and What Life Should Be- Lag B’Omer 5769”