The Big Lie was a propaganda technique used with terrifying effectiveness by the Nazis in shifting the blame for Germany’s loss in World War I to the Jews. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have […]
This sermon was delivered on Rosh Hashana, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Temple Beth El in Bradenton, Florida What an incredible season this is. It never seems to end, with disaster after disaster. What is going on? Hurricane Harvey. Then Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria still is raging. Puerto Rico has been devastated. Its entire population […]
Jerusalem’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, has lashed out at Reform Jews, saying we are worse than Holocaust deniers for defying Orthodox Jewish law on gender separation and insisting on the right to mixed-gender prayer at the Western Wall in the city. His comments followed the recent Israeli High Court response to petitions filed […]
The recent testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before a Senate committee raises an interesting ethical question. Apparently, either Mr. Sessions has a really lousy memory or he just did not wish to tell the truth about certain recent events. Eleven times during his testimony, he claimed that he could not remember. The most mystifying […]
President Donald Trump enjoys more freedom than the framers of the Constitution could have foreseen. The Republican Party controls both houses of Congress. As we have just seen, this majority has shown its willingness to back the President in virtually everything he is setting out to do.