The Need for an American National Identity

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero Many were elated and approved President Trump’s July speech in Warsaw, Poland acknowledging the central role Western civilization plays in defining who we are and what we believe. Our freedom and survival depend on defending it, he said. Beyond that, he celebrated Western civilization as something extraordinary: “What we’ve inherited from […]

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President Trump Rises Far Above His Peers

December 6, 2017 — Rabbi Aryeh Spero released the following statement today: “In today’s announcement by President Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel we are witness to a moment rising above politics and statesmanship to one of epic and historic proportions. “Like King Cyrus a millennium ago, President Trump has issued a proclamation: […]

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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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