An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

Dear people of Sutherland Springs,  I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Achinoam Nini was invited to perform on May 18th in the Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Pressure from a local group in the Jewish community caused the performance to be canceled. An article was written about this in The Detroit Jewish News – this is my response to that article.   Dear Detroit Jewish … More The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right

Two weeks ago I found myself in Washington DC, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Contemplating but not silent, the 19 foot tall form of Lincoln looks out through the columns of the temple where his memory is enshrined, towards the towering monument honoring the father of the nation, George Washington. This was the … More Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right