The Wisdom of Rabbi Baskin
It was a special Saturday paper with all the wisdom of Rabbi Baskin. I really appreciated. Unfortunately you missed her most recent article by Steve Paikin on the new commandments. I loved it so much, I cut it out and put it on my wall.
We were lucky to have it
thanks for the Jon Wells play on Rabbi Baskin, published in the Spectator on Saturday. The play is beautifully written and complete. It does justice to all the talents of man, to his knowledge and to his high intelligence. It also somehow conveys the quality of mystery that Rabbi Bernard Baskin was. We were very lucky to have him in Hamilton all these years.
Rest in eternal peace
Thank you for honoring and paying homage to the life of Rabbi Bernard Baskin. Such a brilliant yet humble person. His teachings and thought-provoking articles are a treasure! I have kept his articles over the years. Now I have more to add to my collection.
His philosophical approach, his framing of difficult subjects and his ability to ask more questions than answers are an inspiration. After listening to Rabbi Baskin’s speech or reading one of his articles, I always feel a sense of comfort and some hope for the future and for humanity. Thank you Rabbi for all you have given us. May you rest in eternal peace!
Ivory Tower Educators
It defies logic to hear from elitist educators, ivory towers and so-called “experts” defending the Liberal government’s bail policy. One police officer died as a direct result of this policy.
And their need to also offer a political opinion on the issue by implying that Poilievre just wants more people in prison is ridiculous.
The hyperbole does not pass the course
Re “Concerns about the F-35 are widespread” (January 10): While there is merit in discussing the commitment to purchase the F-35s on many levels, such as reversal of political position, cost, and need, the hyperbole expressed in this letter borders on the absurd and makes no sense. place in a rational discussion or on the pages of the Spectator.
To suggest that the use of these aircraft is to “invade other sovereign countries, evade their defense systems, drop nuclear weapons, and kill foreign civilians at the behest of the United States” indicates a weak understanding of reality. Since when has Canada been an invader instead of supporting its democratic allies in the defense of freedom as it has for generations, a role we should be proud of? The F-35 is primarily a fighter, not a bomber, and although it is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, does the author suggest that our leaders, let alone those of other Western nations, are ready to trigger a nuclear Armageddon as a precaution? base?
In order to continue its peacekeeping and support role with NATO and the UN, Canada has fallen far behind in the modernization of its forces. Afghanistan and Ukraine are unfortunately not the end of the need to support and defend.
Go complain to Putin
Regarding the letter ‘More red bait‘: Perhaps the author would consider Canada to be one of the countries bordering Russia (which is now labeled as a terrorist state). Perhaps he would like to send his letter to Putin.
Hogtown arrogance strikes
Re “Too Much Courtland” (Jan. 7): Say it’s not true, Hamilton! Hogtown arrogance hits the town! Now that you have your own LRT, downtown condos near streets filled with buckets and trash, just like Hogtown, your nose is in the air making it difficult to see the ground around you. The author of the letter had to Google Courtland. Courtland, home of the world-famous Courtland Bakery paczki. We look back fondly at a time when Hamiltonians stood proudly side by side with the little guy.
Thanks to Chef Bergen
Thank you Chief Bergen for standing up for the safety and well-being of the citizens of this great city. My municipal taxes are around $7,000 a year and I constantly complain, but never about the police budget. Any rookie councilor voting against the police budget will hopefully have a very short stay at city hall.