Richard Rotman, a member of the leadership team at Toronto’s City Shul, has worked in journalism and public relations in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, and since 1987, Toronto, where he also teaches writing and media studies courses at Humber College and Ryerson University. He is currently finishing a book called “How to be a better writer — overnight.”
By Richard Rotman
I Only Date Other Jews. Does That Make Me A Racist?
At a recent dinner party, a fervent argument broke out over the way one chooses romantic partners. Penny, an old friend of my partner Ellen, invited us to meet her new husband; she is Jewish, he is not. They had met at a mutual friend’s party. Ellen and I, I told them, had met on…
What The Torah Doesn’t Tell You About Infertility
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we read the story of Sarah’s “miraculous conception” of Isaac at an advanced age. The recounting focuses on the notion of Sarah being “barren” and the necessity for God to intervene. It bothers me that the story never focuses on the role of Abraham, who very well could…
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