Voices

In search of ethical wills

Since this is the High Holiday issue of the Hamilton Jewish News I wanted to reach out to my former Jewish communities with a request for help.

The new portable homeland

Poet Heinrich Heine called the Bible the portable homeland of the Jewish people. Today, the portable homeland of the isolated individual is the smartphone.

A High Holiday story

A true high holiday story and delicious recipe in loving memory of my wonderful talented gourmet parents, Shirley Cohen (1936-1990) and Saul Cohen (1929-2012) of Hamilton Kosher.

Ode to my father

Nobody at Beth Jacob Synagogue knew about the Datsun sports car or the Volvos that he owned, when they were so rare that owners waved at each other on the streets. His Bene Israel community in Toronto didn’t know he played the bongos and the wood flute.

In search of dog and home

The dog I knew best, if not quite the best dog I’ve known, was a scoundrel named Toby. I use the term “scoundrel” with affection, but also as an honest description.