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Canadian Jews

A Plea to Stop Underestimating Purim: The Most Modern Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.

What the Debates About the Pew Study on Judaism in America Missed

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 12.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

From me to them: we'd love to have you. We'd love to hear where you've been, what you've been up to and why you haven't been with us. Sit down. Stay for a while.

Israel's Ex-Pat Ad Campaign: A Canadian Jew Reacts

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Brent E. Sasley

Perhaps Canadian Jews accept the importance of Israel to their identity more readily than American Jews. Still, Americans should not be surprised by the campaign. It reflects a decades-old tension within Zionism.

Are American Jews About to Follow the Canadian Pattern?

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Brent E. Sasley

Somewhat surprisingly, nobody seems to have pointed to the Canadian case as potentially being replicated here. After all, there are many similarities between the two Jewish communities, including shared community institutions.