Ottawa’s Rabbi Bulka identified with life-threatening most cancers


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He tried to stay hopeful in regards to the future, saying this was not a “goodbye” letter, however added:

“It’s apparent that in these circumstances some painful choices need to be made.”

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Rabbi Bulka, who’s 76, led Ottawa’s congregation Machzikei Hadas from 1967 till his retirement in 2015, however he remained as Rabbi Emeritus.

He maintained an lively profession in media, writing a column within the Citizen and internet hosting a weekly radio program on CFRA. He was for 2 years (2007-2009) the co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress and took half in dozens, if not a whole lot, of ecumenical companies in Ottawa.

He has acquired the Order of Canada, the keys to town and an honorary doctorate from Carleton College. In 2019, Rabbi Bulka Kindness Park was named in his honour in Alta Vista, not removed from his dwelling synagogue. He’s additionally the creator of greater than 30 books.

One in all his successors at Machzikei Hadas, Rabbi Idan Scher, says the management of the group is engaged on methods to honour and help Bulka.

“We’re at the moment engaged on creating alternatives in these three areas — prayer, acts of kindness, and sharing our voices with Rabbi Bulka — in an organized vogue and within the ‘Rabbi Bulka’ approach.”

He writes “digital day of prayer” is being organized and can embody all faiths.

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