Monthly Archives: December 2023

Mezuzah now adorns MP Mark Adler’s Toronto office

Rabbi Joseph J. Zaltzman, senior rabbi, Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario, says the blessing as he affixes a <a href=””>mezuzah</a> to the doorpost at York Centre MP Mark Adler’s constituency office in Toronto last week. Adler said he had fulfilled the mitzvah of having a mezuzah placed on the doorpost of his Ottawa office […]

The Times, They are- a- Changing?

  The Talmud Gittin 45b states that Sifrei Torah, tefillin and mezuzah scrolls are considered kosher only when written by certain select groups of specially trained scribes.  Women, as a category,  are not mentioned to be among them. However, in 2003, Canadian born Aviel Barclay became the world’s first known ‘traditionally’ trained female sofer. Since […]

A Mezuzah on the Manhattan Borough President’s Comptroller Campaign HQ

Scott Stringer, Manhattan’s Borough President and candidate for City Comptroller, affixed a mezuzah, a Jewish symbol of protection, to the door of his campaign headquarters this week, perhaps seeking help from a higher power in his campaign battle against former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. In a photo submitted to The Algemeiner, Stringer, who is […]