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November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

Katrina Efforts

Since my return from Mississippi, I have been told that as a community we have done all there is to be done by offering new beginnings to evacuees who have left their homes... read full article

  • An Unorthodox View of Who’s Orthodox

    By David Suissa

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Who knew that an article on Jewish love would generate a little debate?

    A while back, I wrote a piece titled, "Shut Up, I Love You!" (Feb. 14) about how Jews are great at giving to each other but lousy at taking from each other. I suggested you honor your fellow Jews by taking or...

  • Shut Up, I Love You!

    By David Suissa

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What is it about the mitzvah of loving our fellow Jew that is so complicated?

    This question was on my mind recently when I witnessed an extraordinary event. A group of Sephardic, Chasidic, Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, unaffiliated, atheist, right- and...

  • Craving Silence

    By David Suissa

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    My father passed away this morning.

    As I grieve quietly on an Air Canada nonstop to Montreal, there's a part of me that can't help but dread the next seven days. My parents' house will be inundated with visitors, many of whom will bend over backward trying to make me and my family...

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  • Stoned in Jerusalem

    By David Suissa

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I've figured out what unites all Jews. Or at least all Israeli Jews.

    It's not what you think: that we are united because of a common threat to our survival. That certainly concentrates the mind and creates an unusual bond, however fleeting. But after spending a week in the Holy Land...

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