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Welcome to Turkey!

January 30, 2011

 I am in Antalya, Turkey for an interfaith meeting with Palestinian Christians and Muslims, part of a five rabbi delegation from Rabbis for Human Rights.  I’m looking forward to the dialog; in the meanwhile, I’ve already had my “welcome to Turkey” experience. We came as part of a charter, which other than us, was...
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Iranian Revolution Redux

June 18, 2009
Iranian Revolution Redux

(picture taken from the balcony of my apartment in Tehran, February 10, 1979)   As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”  I lived in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79.  I have the distinction of having been on the first official evacuation flight to leave Tehran in February of 1979.  Following the...
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Happy Purim!

February 16, 2009
Happy Purim!

Today, February 16, is a day that I celebrate my “Personal Purim.”  Purim is, of course, Judaism’s “spring time drinking holiday” when we celebrate deliverance from the hands of anti-Semites in Persia. The Jewish tradition also allows people or communities to celebrate a “personal Purim” to commemorate days when they were saved from disaster. ...
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