Archive for November, 2010

Hanukkah and Human Rights

November 30, 2010

Hanukkah is a holiday of re-dedication. The word itself literally connotes a special kind of beginning: the term we use for a house warming is related, “hanukat habayit.” This time of year many rabbis like to give sermons talking about the appropriateness of imitating the Maccabees, who were religiously fervent, who stuck to their...
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Torah and the US Army

November 10, 2010
Torah and the US Army

Today, November 11, is Veteran’s Day. I served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975 as an Electronic Warfare Intercept Operator in the Army Security Agency. Basically, it means that my contribution to the Vietnam War effort was sitting in an air conditioned building in northern Thailand listening to the radio for eight...
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