Category Archives: Family

Family stories

Diamonds from the sky

Going back to Zimbabwe, the land of so much love and so many dreams, after such a long absence, had filled us with both anticipation and enthusiasm as well as with some gut wrenching apprehension – not unlike going back … Continue reading

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Passing on my blue genes and watery dreams

To Noah, with love, always … Life is passing by – fast and furious, like a torrent fed by the eternal snows of the Kilimanjaro.

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Canada … Obama … Osama …

Canada just experienced a radical shift to the left of the chessboard.  Yet by some ironical twist of sense, our conservative Prime Minister, the honorable and musically inclined Stephen Harper, got reelected with a perfidious majority … “with a little … Continue reading

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Spider?

A (true) story, in honor of India and all our friends from that wonderful place.

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Angel in the snow

Last weekend, Noah and I walked back from Rabbi Goorman’s house after his Purim sleepover.  While crossing the ravine, just after the small bridge, I spotted a young sprout shooting off the ground on the side of the path.  It … Continue reading

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Judgment Day

Between Christmas and New Year, I drove up the coast from Fort Lauderdale to St Augustine. I arrived in St Augustine on New Year’s eve.  The sun was low, the shadows long like the night ahead. I saw a head … Continue reading

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Evening walk to St Augustine

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From Paradise to Persecution: Laura’s Story

The story of Laura Codron by Noah Botman, June 2010. There are few places on earth more beautiful than the island of Rhodes. This sacred island of the Greek god Helios is overflowing in ancient sights and bathed in glorious … Continue reading

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Walk with Israel

. . . . . . . Above: Noah; leaving Ontario Place

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Happy Happy …

Nous avons passé les fêtes en famille à Fort Lauderdale. Pour le réveillon de nouvel an, nous avons fait un petit feu d’artifice dans le jardin de la maison de Rica et Aron.  C’est devenu une tradition familiale.  Ces dix … Continue reading

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Coureur de bois

. . . . . . . On January 28, 2010, I was invited to take the Oath of Citizenship in front of Judge Gill in Toronto. Lindy and Noah took the morning off in order to be present. It … Continue reading

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Clothes for Haiti

. . . . . . . Four days after the massive January 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Lindy heard on CBC radio that a collection of clothes was being organized at the North York Civic center. We spoke about … Continue reading

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Two hundred and fifty trees adopted during Noah’s Bar Mitzvah!

. . . . . . . . . Noah’s Bar Mitzvah, on November 12, 2009, was truly a wonderful and meaningful event filled with joy and profound emotions.  It was fantastic to have all our closest friends and family … Continue reading

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Noah’s Slide Show

Click on the link below to see a short sideshow played at the Pride of Israel on November 12, 2009, during Noah’s Bar Mitzvah.  Enjoy!  Noah’s Slide Show on You Tube For best quality please select 720P at the bottom … Continue reading

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Michel’s few words at Noah’s Bar Mitzvah

Before I start my speech, let me start by telling you what I am not going to say today.

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