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Statement about the President’s Islamophobic Tweets

Tuesday morning, President Trump retweeted several outrageous (and, reports indicate, phony) Islamophobic videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group. The outburst represents a continuation of a disturbing pattern. President Trump routinely targets and vilifies Muslims. The pattern seems to intensify … Continue reading

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Why I Circumcised My Own Son

I recently had the incredible joy of ushering my new son into the covenant of the Jewish people through the rite of brit milah. According to Jewish law, a Jewish father must circumcise his son at eight days old. Most fathers, … Continue reading

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Cheering Death and Choosing Life: Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelekh 2011

Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I thought about Franklin’s idea the other night as I watched the Republican Presidential candidates debate at the Reagan Library.  There … Continue reading

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