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Choices Christian Zionism Evangelsim Judasim

The Road to Forgiveness may be the Path the Ruin

“Zachor Et Asher Asa Lecha Amalek BaDerech Betzetchem MiMitzrayim”, or “Remember what Amalek did to you on your way out of Egypt!” (Deuteronomy 25:17). On Saturday, March 3, 2009, during the Sabbath prayers, Jewish worshippers listened to the portion known as Parshat Zachor (The Chapter of Remembrance). God commanded Jews to never forget the deeds […]

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Crisis Management Media

Things I learned from the Fire

Reputations take a lifetime to build, yet only a mere second to tear down; and media is relentless in the pursuit of destruction. The way of the world is such, as excitement sells subscriptions and ad space. In public relations, happy stories are considered fluff, or “feel good” items, hawking tales of babies and puppies […]

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Career and choices Choices

You Only Live Twice

Here I am up at 4AM watching the off variety of entertainment offerings scattered about 5000 channels on Dish Network. With a lot on my mind, I stirred until I just woke up. Unable to go back to sleep, I decided to attempt to write my thoughts down in the hopes of making sense of […]

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Food Pantries Food Security

Barn Raising: How to Rebuild America

I recently took an amazing trip to Middle America to see how genuine grass roots efforts come together to help others in time of need. It was cold that morning in Cincinnati, Ohio, when we arrived at 5 AM to help and thank volunteers as they unloaded an 18-wheeler refrigerated trailer filled with food from […]

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Children Choices Family Judasim

Remembering our Loved Ones

In synagogue today, my rabbi took the occasion of his weekly sermon to talk about the weekly Torah portion of Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23). While all of the Ten Commandments were indeed discussed, he paid close attention to the part about honoring ones parents. Very poignantly, I recall, he said that it is a commandment that […]

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Career and choices Children Family

The Audience Was Heavenly, the Traveling Was Hell

Traveling for my new job has become somewhat of a routine – for me. Out three to four days, home the rest. That takes a toll. While not little anymore, the kids need dinner, help with their homework and, even though they get wrapped up on their phones, text messaging their friends, and multitasking on […]

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Christian Zionism Evangelsim Judasim

Inspiration Found in The Most Remote Places

Spending time in small town America, coming from New York, I believe I took some things for granted. Lately, I have been getting to know a side of the country that I don’t believe many people see, and what they think they know, often tends to be stereotypes derived from pop culture and media. Sure, […]

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Food Pantries Food Security Food Stamps

Food Stamps Are Not Enough; Food Needs to be Affordable Too

When the House passed the $819 stimulus package, they did it based on the presumption that sending more money to the average person, through resources such as expanded unemployment benefits, reduced payroll taxes, money for childcare and $20 billion for food stamps. The conventional wisdom on these kinds of give-backs is that through these benefits, […]

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Choices Family

“No” Isn’t a Bad Word: What we Need to Teach Our Kids About Life

I was sitting at a service tonight listening to a dear friend Linda talk passionately about the importance of tough love for our children. Listening to her personal story of her own kids, her nephew, and how raising them to be the decent men they are today wasn’t always an easy trip, I reflected on […]

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Israel

While Disagreeing With the Theory, Wasn’t it Oddly Refreshing to Hear?

Muammar Qaddafi’s newest diplomatic theory on the Middle East appeared in the NY Times the other day. It took a while for me to read it; I had to re-read it too. When I finally finished it, I thought, “wow!” I’m not prepared to say that I agree with his solution, but I was shocked […]