Yeshaia Charles Familant, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Yeshaia Charles Familant

Ye Turbulent Priest

Before wishing you all a Happy Halloween, I thought I’d give you a real scare. This is another from my colleague, Arthur Waskow: King Henry II: “Will No One Rid Me of this Turbulent Priest?” On Christmas Day, 1170, King Henry II of England at his castle in Normandy, had just been informed that Thomas…

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Murder In the Synagogue!

As many of you have already heard, an unspecified number of those attending a Jewish Sabbath service this morning in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been killed while others are undergoing surgery in nearby hospitals and still others are being treated for their wounds. The shooter, now in custody, is reported to have said,…

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Eighty-six and Still Laughing

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 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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Do Not Ask for Whom the Bell Tolls …

…The Bell Tolls for Thee By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant     Reverend Irene Monroe is an African-American lesbian feminist minister, and in wide demand as a motivational speaker, preacher and writer. She has the credentials for being a liberal, both socially and religiously. Rev. Monroe states that “the uptick of dystopian novels is one…

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Paula White: Televangelist and Trump Spiritual Advisor

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant How does a young girl facing the ravages of a broken home, whose estranged father committed suicide, leaving her mother and the girl completely impoverished? With the mother driven to alcoholism, the girl was then consigned to various caregivers and subjected to sexual abuse from age six to thirteen. The…

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Carrot-top: A Prophecy

by Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant       Carrot-top With seeming deliberation Will soon begin to flop Spelling his own demise Politically, at first; mortally, at last Nevermore to rise The mournfully credulous Or the irretrievably hateful A stubborn growing populace Momentarily sustain his posture Staunchly lending shoulders To stay his eventual rupture Flawed and…

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Do Unto Thee What Thou Hast Done Unto Others

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Procrustus, in Greek mythology, was the heartless and malicious son of Poseidon, the sea-god.  Procrustus owned a fortress on Mount Korydallos midway between the cities of Eleusis and Athens. A blacksmith by profession, he whiled away his hours by enticing unsuspecting guests to stay the night and sleep upon his…

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A New and Revised Declaration

Editor’s Note: A common theme for today is what the Declaration of Independence would look like if written now, in an age of Trump. Here is Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant‘s take on the topic.   We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men, women and children in our land and every human community…

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