Can “Halloween” Be Kosher?

Can "Halloween" be Kosher for God-Followers? By Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen ©2014 Bruce L. Cohen • Distribution/Reprinting not-for-profit permitted with attribution • All Other Rights Reserved [This is a position paper written and published to our synagogue's Member...

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Tel Aviv, Massachusetts

TEL AVIV, MASSACHUSETTS “Differing weights and differing measures, both are repugnant to The Creator.” – Proverbs 20:10 In July 2014, the Arab political and terror organization called, Hamas (“Zeal” in Arabic), organized and fomented the kidnap and murder of three...

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Time For One Outcry From All Humankind

Our synagogue mourns with all Israel and all civilized humanity the deaths of the three Israeli teenagers found dead today outside Hebron. For any who would seek to spin the murder-kidnapping nature of this recent child-slaughter: the civilized world must rise with...

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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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