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Ode to the Canadian Jewish News by Avrum (May 5, 2013)


Dedicated to Meyer and Dorothy Nurenberger, founders of The CJN Shabbat dinner was winding down, and the family’s guest excused herself from the table. She lay down on the couch … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

An Outpouring of Love for the CJN


“Is this progress? I think not.”  – Zale Newman Only two short days after the announcement that The Canadian Jewish News (CJN) would close on June 20th, an outpouring of love … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

I love the The Canadian Jewish News and Don’t have the Heart to Watch it Die!


I have tremendous love for the Canadian Jewish News. I’ve been reading it since I was a little fella  and writing for it since 2001 – 12 years. I’ve always … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

They Never Fail to Remind Us (CJN Article, January 14, 2013)


The Torah says over and over that we must embrace the stranger because he is the most vulnerable among us. Within our own ranks, Ashkenazi Jews in Israel and the … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Be a humanitarian matchmaker – Avrum’s Article, CJN, February 9, 2012


The Vietnam War came into our homes in the 1960s and ’70s through the nightly news and newspaper headlines. We learned that three million Americans served in the war, 58,220 … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ve’ahavta Honors the Repair People – CJN Article, November 29, 2011


http://www.cjnews.com/news/columnists/ve%E2%80%99ahavta-honours-repair-people Sometimes, we Jews have the opportunity to party. That’s a good thing, since there have been many times when we’ve not felt like it or have been prevented from … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

I lost a friendship – a CJN Article (November 21, 2011)


http://www.cjnews.com/news/columnists/i-lost-friendship The Torah teaches us to celebrate differences, and not to want everyone to mimic one another – whether it comes to personalities, beliefs or religious practices. – Eli Rubenstein … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sylvia – Avrum’s CJN Article March 24, 2011


It was 3:45 a.m. and I sat behind the curtain, with Wendy her caregiver, in an Emergency Ward room. Sylvia had just been moved from one room to another and … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ha’motzi on Melba Toast – An Avrum CJN ARticle


  Thursday, 17 March 2011 She tells me that when she walks out of the shower and stares at her face in the mirror, she’s in disbelief. She says that … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Toronto Police….Letters to the CJN Editor, in response to my recent article:


http://avrum.net/2011/02/11/the-police-a-need-for-change-avrum-cjn-article-february-10-2011/   The following two letters to the editor are in response to the above article, printed in the Canadian Jewish News in February 2011   The police (1) Avrum … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · 1 Comment
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