Americanism Is an Admirable and Safe Form of Nationalism

      By Rabbi Aryeh Spero Throughout this presidential campaign we’ve heard many liberals and neo-conservatives wail against the nationalism espoused by Donald Trump and condemn how nationalism still resonates among tens of millions of regular Americans. Elitists and media messengers likewise express horror when Mr. Trump announces that in all matters, be they […]

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Trump, the Pope, and the Bible

In response to Donald Trump’s call for constructing a wall at our southern border so as to stem the illegal migrations into our country, Pope Francis indicated that Mr. Trump is “not a Christian,” since, as the pope says, “Christians build bridges, not walls.” As a rabbi, it is not for me to decide what […]

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What the Bible Says About Immigration

Some in religious circles are invoking the Biblical verse “Thou shalt not afflict the stranger” as justification for awarding illegal immigrants a full basket of on-going social services, as well as a “fast track to citizenship”, which others believe is but a euphemism for amnesty. In all matters the Bible teaches discernment, and there is […]

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The Moral Justification of Capitalism

No one would ever have expected that in a Republican primary the single biggest complaint among candidates seeking nomination would be that its frontrunner had taken success and capitalism too far. His success and achievement were tarred as a prima facie indication of something unethical and immoral. President Obama and other redistributionists must be rejoicing in […]

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The Pope Would Benefit Seeing American Capitalism

Last week Congressman Paul Ryan welcomed Pope Francis’reported criticism of capitalism as “triggering the exact dialogue we should be having.” So, let’s begin. Unlike theologic abstractions that remain fixed irrespective of geography, the understanding of monetary issues is often colored and dependent on, even for a Pontiff, the economic and business life manifest in the […]

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