A wedding in the family

Feb. 2021
Phyllis Shragge

I debate my clothing options while my laptop waits for me. Normally, a Zoom get-together requires a decent-looking top—preferably one without stains—and some comfy leggings that no one can see, but this Zoom event will be more demanding.  This particular gathe…

Survival, at what cost?


Feb. 2021
Miriam Sager

The decisions about whom to vaccinate first remind me of a standard ethical dilemma that used to be thrown at us in my teens: you and a friend have enough water for just one of you to survive the desert hike. What do you do? It was a realistic example, as dehydration …

McMaster Jewish Students do not live in fear

An article published online was intentionally edited to alter the author’s point of view and mislead the reader

Teaching the Holocaust to young children

Feb. 2021
Dawn Martens

Last September, I was honoured to receive the 2020 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognized me for directing my Buchanan Park Public School students in a production of Brundibar, a children’s opera written by Jewish Czech c…

In those days, at this time


At this time of year, as we celebrate our freedoms, let us consider what our government is still doing to those who have cared for the land which we inhabit.