Rabbi Chaim Strauchler
Rabbi Chaim Strauchler is the spiritual leader of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation in Toronto.
Bio last updated May 10th, 2018.
Articles by Rabbi Chaim Strauchler
Standing Up For "Wrong" Belief
By Rabbi Chaim Strauchler
May 10, 2018
This week, as Cardus launches its Canadian Religious Freedom Institute, Convivium publishes a column by Toronto Rabbi Chaim Strauchler that stands up for freedom of belief just as Allied soldiers stood up for Jewish comrades in a 1945 prisoner of war camp.
Similarly, if Jewish organizations accept government funding for summer jobs that is granted only to those who share the government’s beliefs, they too become complicit in discrimination By becoming allies to Canadians with “wrong” beliefs, we will make clear that our government should judge all of us based on the content of our character and actions, not by the form of our beliefs