IN TIMES OF CRISIS, WHO WE ARE IS REVEALED. NONE OF US ARE ISLANDS UNTO OURSELVES; WE ARE ALL OF ONE COMMUNITY; THE DAYS OF EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF SHOULD BE OVER; SOLIDARITY OVERSHADOWS RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM;   As an introduction to what follows I am including here meditation XVII of John Donne: “No man is…

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Fiona Hill, former White House adviser on Russia, said in her opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee that lawmakers were weaponizing “falsehoods” that advance Russian interests and distract from its aggression in eastern Europe and around the world. “I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative that the Ukrainian…

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(For the purpose of greater clarity and succinctness, I have excerpted sections and lightly edited a blog by Jonathan Cook on consortiumnews.com, 10/01/19)  She is a Ready-made Davina Confronting a Corporate Goliath. The sixteen-year old Swede, Greta Thunberg, and her generation are living on a dying planet, a planet the older generation – through their…

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Let Us Hope that We Shall See the Unraveling of the Republican Party. Here’s a bit of history of what can happen to a political party through an unconscionable and impulsive act: Here is a political cartoon showing South Carolina Rep. Preston Brooks, a pro-slavery Democrat, nearly fatally caning Republican abolitionist, Massachusetts Sen. Charles Sumner,…

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A Controversial Paragraph From the Traditional Haggadah By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה לַאֲבוֹתֵיֽנוּ וְלָנו; שֶׁלֹא אֶחָד בִּלְבָד, עָמַד עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. אֶלָּא שֶׁבְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר, עוֹמְדִים עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַצִּילֵנוּ מִיָּדָם Vehi She’amda, La’avotainu Velanu Shelo Echad Bilvad, Amad Aleinu Lechaloteinu Ela Sheb’chol Dor VaDor Omdim Aleinu Lechaloteinu V’HaKadosh Baruch Hu Matzilenu…

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By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant August 30, 2018 I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of you, who wished me a Happy Birthday – that includes all of my friends on facebook, and even those who may have unfriended me, all my non-facebook friends, my dentist and plumber, and, oh, ah, my family,…

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I am not the bird who eats the mayfly. I am not the grass-snake approaching in silence to feed itself on the frog. I am not the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to the Saudis who are destroying a country where a child  strives to survive, though all skin and bones with legs as thin…

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