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.
Articles & Sermons
Like so many of you, I continue to be astounded and distressed that Donald Trump was elected. I was sure that Hillary would prevail. But the election is over. In less than a month, we will have a new president. For many of us, this is very difficult to fathom or to accept. Most of […]
Apparently the Presidential race is set. It will be Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. But before we relegate the now concluded primary campaign to history, there is much to consider, particularly for American Jews. “Old Jews Telling Jokes” is a successful play that has been running on Broadway for a number of years. It pays […]
Members of clergy should stay out of partisan politics. That is the general rule, and a wise one at that. The separation of church and state, a term coined by Thomas Jefferson, yet not explicitly written in the Constitution, is one of the great attributes of American democracy. I believe that the First Amendment also […]
Although it has been only a few days since our nation was shaken to the core by Orlando nightclub massacre, a virtual firestorm of accusations, vilifying and xenophobia is already raging. This was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and it has simultaneously opened two already festering wounds: homophobia and Islam phobia. Unfortunately, this horrifying act […]