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Justice, Truth, and Peace: How to Keep Our Republic

The following was a keynote address at the Religious Freedom Day celebration at Richmond, Virginia’s “First Freedom Center,” January 16, 2020. Good morning. It is an honor to be with you today for this celebration of our most cherished freedoms.  I … Continue reading

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The Power to Choose – Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5776/2015

There’s a line in the classic sci-fi popcorn film Terminator 2: Judgment Day that I’ve always found to be very powerful, and very challenging. John Connor, the leader of the human resistance against the machines, says: “The future is not … Continue reading

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King, The High Holy Days, and the ‘Threat to Justice Everywhere’

Last Wednesday [August 28, 2013] was the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. In the lead up to this day, many spoke about … Continue reading

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The Cain Heresy

Reposted from: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/rabbis-round-table/u-s-independence-day-and-the-cain-heresy-a-jewish-look-at-liberty-1.448716 In the beginning, there was a heresy. Early in the book of Genesis, God approached Cain, the first-born son of the first humans, and asked him “Where is your brother Abel?” Abel, of course, was dead. Cain … Continue reading

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