In Memory of Herman Taube

The Book of Job, a book which challenges traditional notions about God is appropriate to quote when speaking about Herman Taube.  It says, “Yesh lakesef motza, umakom lazahav yazoku: “There are mines for silver, and places where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from rock. But where can …

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Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post

Two recent articles by Ruth Eglash reveal a clear bias.   The first seven paragraphs of an article about Palestinian homes being torn down in the Jordan Valley in the March 9 paper presents the issue purely from the Palestinian perspective.  It is not until the 8th paragraph that mention is made that the Jordan …

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Not Forgetting What We are Supposed to Remember

Shabbat Zachor March 15, 2014   I have always felt that Zachor, the name associated with this shabbat captures in a single word the essential moral imperative of what it means to be a Jew. We are commanded Zachor:  Remember.   But what are we commanded to remember?   On Passover and at other times we …

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