The Kid, the Couple, and the Baseball

April 28, 2012   A serious debate is taking place in our country, threatening to tear us apart, with people lining up on both sides of the controversy. As is so often the case with matters of great import such as this, it is difficult for people to see the other side.  Partisans feel passionately …

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Bringing Torah to the Capitol

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg.  Wallenberg was the Swedish diplomat stationed in Hungary during World War II, who at the risk of his own life, issued false and forged documents which saved thousands of Jews from being sent to Nazi extermination and concentration camps.  Tragically, after World War …

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Desecrating and Sanctifying God’s Holy Name in the NY Times

April 12, 2012   I have a love-hate relationship with the New York Times.   On the one hand, there are times when its coverage of Israel infuriates me. Its reporting is often biased as stories omit context or important background information.  Other articles subtly distort or underreport certain facts and misrepresent events, showing Israel …

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