July 3, 2018


Thirty-three Canadian rabbis issued a public statement Thursday calling upon the Trudeau government to suspend Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. The initiative was led by Rabbi David Mivasair of Vancouver’s Ah...

May 11, 2018

The post below was originally published on a blog about Zen, Advaita, and“seemingly related matters” I ran some years ago. I’ve revised it a bit and posted it here. This is a rare, and fascinating, example of a master of the “advaita vedanta” contemplative tradition of...

April 13, 2018

Last week the Canadian Journalists For Free Expression (CJFE) issued a statement (reproduced in full below) that said that Canada “must condemn the one-sided use of military force against civilian demonstrators and media in Gaza, must immediately call for a cessation o...

April 13, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21 Israel handed out demolition orders to the residents of Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin Village in the Negev. Umm al-Hiran, an “unrecognized village” which receives neither water, nor electricity, nor infrastructure from the Israeli government, has been...

January 30, 2018

Today is the Jan 29 birthday of Yeshayahu Leibowitz, the late Israeli Orthodox Jewish thinker and agent provocateur. I’ve been reading his weekly Torah commentary, Accepting The Yoke of Heaven. The parsha of Veyechi, which passed just before the New Year started, tells...

December 20, 2017

Following an exclusive report from Rodent Journal last Sunday that a mouse was seized, tortured and murdered by a cat at 184 Langley Ave, the Federation of Felines told Wildernews they are launching an official investigation.

“No one is more concerned with the well...

December 13, 2017

The Power and The Glory is a song from Reed’s magisterial 1992 album Magic and Loss. It describes watching a friend undergo radiation therapy for cancer, but in a stunning poetic and psychological turn takes flight into a vision at the foot of the hospital bed which de...

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