A Society Sickened by its Rulers
The Shabbat before Tisha B'Av calls our attention to the evils of society that God urges us to address. In particular, the prophet Isaiah inveighs against corrupt leadership, which leads the people astray and which the governed have an obligation to correct.
George Washington and the Jews
Every Independence Day, I explore the Jewish side of the Founding of America. Previous years have reflected on Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. This year: George Washington.
“To be effective, the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.”