A record number of Americans are unhappy with the candidates and the harsh tenor of the campaign. Judaism provides us with a model which can foster civil and productive disagreement.
Tetzaveh 5776: What Bernie Sanders Should Have Said In Response To Gwen Ifill’s Strange Question About “Thwarting History”
When Bernie Sanders was posed the question “Senator, do you worry about being the instrument of thwarting history, as Senator Clinton keeps claiming that she will be the first woman president?” he failed to mention the obvious, that he would make history by being the first Jewish president. What should Sander have said?
Despite security concerns, many in the Jewish community have called for the Syrian refugees to be allowed into the U.S. comparing their plight to that of the refuges of the Holocaust. Is this a valid comparison? Is this position indeed the “Jewish position?”
What can the prophet Hagi teach us about how we should react to the reality that the proposed deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program will be ratified.
Should we always forgive? And if we are going to forgive how should we?
What can being a fan of a team that has been down and out teach us about Judaism and life?
Many rabbis followed the lead of Noah by failing to address the “Iran Deal” over the High Holidays. While Noah was a righteous man he is not the biblical figure who should serve as our role model. Shockingly, these rabbis can learn from Howard Stern.
In order for the State of Israel to survive Jews must unite behind her. Wilmington’s synagogues join together in their support of the Jewish homeland. Find out how you can support Israel and reserve your seat in the World to Come.
How should we react to the deal that the P5+1 (US, France, UK, China and Germany) reached with Iran regarding their nuclear program? What can we learn from Moses response to the two tribes who wish to settle on the east bank of the Jordan and what is the connection?
The Torah commands us not to stand on the blood of our fellow. This is understood to mean that we if we have the ability to help another who is in trouble we are commanded to do so. During the riots over the death of Freddie Grey we witnessed people violating and fulfilling this commandment. What can we learn from this tragedy and how can it help us to fulfill the commandment to “Love your fellow as you love yourself?”
Rabbi Steven Saks
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