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Various articles organized by themes

Do not ask what freedom can do …

To women in Paris, New York, Brussels, London – or Ottawa on “Hijab day” – who lawfully claim the freedom to wear the burqa or the niqab, I would say: Think very carefully, not only about your individual rights, in … Continue reading

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Islamism, Feminism & Defiance

Few stories could be more heartbreaking than the story of Lisa Borch, the tragically misguided teen from Denmark, victimized for years by Muslim men twice her age, abused, manipulated, brainwashed and ultimately programmed to kill. The story of two victims … Continue reading

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Let’s Start a Country!

A Wimbledon Final of the spoken word.

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Memories of a Shabbat Goy (part 1)

Commentaries on the all-so-important theological article published in The Times of Israel on April 17, 2015: Is kosher switch really kosher for Shabbat?

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God’ma & Dogma

After resisting for years the song of the sirens, I reluctantly took the plunge on facebook yesterday. Isolation from distant friends and family “de la vielle Europe” got the better of me. I longed for the bond, although virtual and cyberspaced. As I duly filled … Continue reading

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This is not a Pipe … or a Prophet …

What is the punishment for drawing pipes?

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It’s life and life only

Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with a small cancer. Nothing major at all. Nothing grand. A pesky malignant nodule, the size of a shriveled plum, sitting insidiously over my Thyroid was surgically removed. It took a bit of a … Continue reading

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A few words on my favorite Canon L lenses

Since I often get questions about the equipment I use, I have decided to embark on a quick practical comparison of my favorite Canon L lenses; the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and EF … Continue reading

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Mandela

A few weeks ago, on the way to school, Jesse, one of the many bright kids in our carpool, and our son Noah were discussing Machiavellianism.  Jesse made a particularly interesting and surprising comment on human nature and political systems.

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iPhonography

The invisibility of the ubiquitous I have started exploring the iPhone as an on-the-go option for personal documentary work. I recently took a couple of interesting images with an iPhone 5, roving the Bowie and Ai WeiWei exhibitions, at the … Continue reading

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The Frozen Moment

By Noah Botman. Although I had never been there and then, at that moment, that was exactly where I was. I stood there, locked in time, the tears still suspended in the air, inches beneath the battle hardened soldier’s red … Continue reading

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On Religion and Bovine Scatology

A few weeks ago, I was sent a joke by a Jewish friend of mine with whom I had had a rather challenging Shabbat dinner conversation on Judaic laws.

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March of the Living – Israel

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March of the Living – Poland

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Efi – The End of Processing

Last Saturday, we were invited by our friends Karen and Steve to celebrate Karen’s birthday at Walima, our favorite Moroccan restaurant on Avenue Road. As the evening progressed, the conversation meandered gently from place to place, from our lives back … Continue reading

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