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May 7, 2018, 12:37 PM
On the “overriding the courts” debate
As a Canadian sojourner in Israel, it may not be my “place” to get involved in the details of the Israeli debate over legislation intending to provide a parliamentary/Knesset override over judicial decisions striking down statutes. But when has...
Oct 8, 2017, 4:04 PM
What a Week: From First Grandchild to Kohelet!
What a week! This week began for my wife and me with the birth of our first grandchild and ended with the reading of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes on Shabbat. What a juxtaposition! What a contrast! The first, the birth, creates all...
Jul 2, 2017, 6:39 PM
Motivation says it all — The Wall Controversy
So, I’d like to add my 2-bytes worth to the debate over the Wall Compromise issues and explain why/how I came to change my mind as a result of something on the Internet. First, I should set out why...
May 14, 2017, 3:59 PM
Just my opinion …
Thinking about Trump’s impending visit to the middle East on another US foray into peacemaking and the (low) standard of political debate generally evident today at both the professional and lay levels, I was reminded of an element of...
Mar 30, 2017, 6:22 AM
Some thoughts on Shabbat HaGadol
Musings by an MO (minimally observant) small town Jew. The last Shabbat before the start of Pesach is referred to as Shabbat HaGadol – the “Big” or “Great” Shabbat. Other than the fact that it is the last Shabbat before...
Simon Adler resides in Kitchener, Ontario where he is president of his congregation and, pending retirement, practices as a lawyer.