Category Archives: Judaism


In terms of the views of Rabbi Yisroel Bernath in Kosher Love (2017) Where you don’t go into it to marry yourself. Film by Evan Beloff. Though it is Rabbi Bernath

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Moses’ Assistant, and

From a sermon by Neil Remington Abramson: Having It Your Way Hollyburn House June 5, 2017 The Numbers reading (11: 24-30) reports that when Moses gathered up the 70 Elders of Israel to receive God’s gift of spirit and prophesy, … Continue reading

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Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I suppose that maybe I was more insensitive at one time, before I became a Christian. My impression of Christianity is that it teaches sensitivity to the needs and plights of neighbours – including … Continue reading

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Same Power, Across Beliefs II

In relation to “Thought the same power, across beliefs…“,Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: We Christians believe there is only one God. It must be the same only-one-God as that of the Jews, because Christianity came from Judaism, and Jesus … Continue reading

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Wonder about so many women with religious callings who have reservations, since the call may not be fulfilled. The prohibition against a female acting as a priest in a Catholic service, even if having made similar religious vows as a … Continue reading

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Hijab Christmas

In the long line to see Santa, with my younger daughter, once again. A cycle that will not end, until one of us passes. We normally try to see this particular Santa at least twice during the season, once for … Continue reading

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From a 2006 story about the newly-built synagogue in central Munich: New synagogue a symbol of “hope” Robert Boyes, The Times, London via Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 2006: A6 A huge new synagogue, Europe’s largest Jewish centre, was opened in … Continue reading

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High Holidays: Take 2

There is no life I know To compare with Pure imagination Wrote about the police around the synagogue. Thought it reflected concerns about threats, grounded in anti-semitism. Former police officer advised that he had done this tour, but not as … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism in Ottawa, 2013

Wrote about anti-semitism in 1960s Saskatoon. How about Ottawa, 2013. Driving by the synagogue in the neighborhood. Congregation Machzikei Hadas. Must be a high holiday. Once again, the police are there, all day. Auto presence, at the entrance to the … Continue reading

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Power, Not Religion

An image from Cairo, Egypt, November 23, 2012. Credit: Reuters. Earlier expressed scepticism in relation to the future of democracy amidst the Arab Spring. Conflicted as to the support of Islam for democracy. Have previously expressed concerns about the erosion … Continue reading

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