This American Rabbi Values Christmas

It is once again Holiday Season, so the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is back working the courts as the Grinch to steal Christmas. Not content with dismantling from public venues evocative and inspiring nativity scenes, the ACLU is determined to eradicate altogether any public reference to Christmas as an American holiday. In Covington, Ga., […]

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Judeo-Christianity Girds America

Even before the United States formally declared itself a nation, it resonated and inhered exceptional national characteristics: liberty; individualism; capitalism; opportunity; productivity; strong institutions; stability. This instantaneous greatness bespoke a founding ethos, something concrete, not something haphazardly evolved. It is the “something” that makes America unique, so capable and workable. The guiding ethos upon which […]

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It’s Not the Iraq War, It’s Culture War

Though only a handful of individuals among the 135,000 American soldiers stationed in Iraq participated in the Abu Ghraib incident, the accusatory howls from domestic “humanitarian” groups indicted our entire army and Defense Department establishment. Any objective observer would concede that when measured against normative civilian misbehavior the misconduct of ten out of 135,000 is […]

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