Pandemics and racism


It felt like an impossible choice: what do I write about at this time? How can it be anything but the pandemic? But, too, how can I not write about the calls for racial justice? And then it all fell into place: these two issues are actually deeply connected, are both relevant to us as Jews.

Resources on racism and Black Lives Matter

Moriyah Kleiman and Miriam Sager have compiled a list of anti-racism resources for a specifically Jewish audience, with a focus on Canada and Hamilton.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

Many, many years before COVID-19 threw our world into turmoil, a young woman named Brownie and a young man named Sam rebelled against physical distancing guidelines.

It would have been enough already

This year was an uncanny Passover. Plagues? We know from plagues: we’re in the middle of a pandemic. And as we thought about the Jews’ vast migration, our leaving Egypt, we all were staying home, Zooming from the Seder table with our absent families.

The COVID food system

Agriculture in Canada adds over 100 billion dollars to the economy. Farmers, transporters, processors, and retailers are working every minute of every day to make sure the shelves are full. Let the last few months remind us of our past, and that food sovereignty it vital to a free nation.