John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Brief Shining Moment

Was it the charisma?  Was it the youth, the vigor, the good looks, charm and wit?  Or was it the eloquence of his rhetoric, the elegant grace and style he encapsulated?  Was it the tragedy of the life of a father of two young children cut short?  Was it the sheer intellect and hope that he inspired in others?  Or …

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What will Hindsight Tell us about Our Negotiations with Iran?

November 16, 2013   The saying that hindsight is 20/20 can refer to a wide variety of situations. It can pertain to historical events, to making tough personal decisions, financial investments, or career choices.  The phrase applies to almost any situation.  It means:  if only we would know after a decision has been made what …

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The Pope and the Rabbi

November 2, 2013   Today’s Torah portion with its numerous subplots can be read on many levels. Consequently, it lends itself to broad interpretation and many themes, and therefore is in many respects a goldmine for darshanim, for rabbis and those giving sermons.   We can read the narrative as the disturbing story of what …

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