Rabbi’s Blog

Clarity In An Age Of Mandatory Equalities

"If slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong." – Abraham Lincoln, April 4, 1864. "They were amazed, because He taught with authoritative clarity, not like the scholars and legal theorists." - Mark 1:27 (author's amplified translation) Every so often, something I...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Media Obsession

"Freshly remembered, this story shall a good man teach his son." - Shakespeare, Henry V Act IV Scene 3 ""Norman E Borlaug saved more lives than any (other person) in human history." J. Sheeran, Chief of The World Food Program This is a Dennis-Miller-Style Rant: feel...

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Service Beyond Self-Advantage

Echoes of "Michtavei Yoni" (The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu) trickle from these thoughts. "Serving" - in our era, so focused on self-benefit, the IDFniks seasons focusing as one solider described it to me "with every thought, every deed, every day being about...

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Learning From History – Tisha B’Av

"Experience is that wonderful thing that lets you know you are making a mistake when you are doing it again." - Aphorism On A Sugar Packet "Thus says The Lord, 'Stand in the ways, and gaze, and ask for the old paths where the way is good, and walk in it: and you will...

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Finding Rest For Your Souls

Every so often, a season of study of Scripture takes on a theme. For me, over the past month or so, I find nearly all the reading, studying, pondering, and praying over Scripture I do being funneled through the lens of Yeshua's invitation to us, "Come to Me, all you...

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Ich Bin Ein New Yorker*

Eleven Years After Nine-Eleven: Why 9-11 Did Not Move Our Manhattan, New York Congregation To Manhattan, Kansas by Rabbi Bruce Cohen September 11, 2012 "If, in anything, you differ from God's will, God is able to make that clear to you. Absent such a change, the...

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