What’s next? A discussion of the weekly Torah portion?
Or maybe a daily page of Talmud study?
Perhaps morning and evening prayers?
It seems that debate in Canada’s House of Commons has had a decidedly Jewish tone to it lately.
There are an estimated 315,000 Jews in Canada, representing less than one per cent of the total population, and there are only three Jews in the House of Commons, representing about one per cent of MPs.
But in the last week or so, Jewish themes have intruded on proceedings to an odd degree, and I must say that it’s all been a bit much.
For me, the message has been clear: Jewish MPs should stop using their Jewishness for partisan purposes, or perhaps they should tell their party leaders and whips to not pressure them into doing so.