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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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Zero Tolerance, the Word of God?

Children torn from the arms of their parents and encaged, along with other young castaways, under the pretense of following the law. Law? Whose law? This president’s law? This Attorney General’s law? This Secretary of Homeland Security’s law? And presuming that it is the law, what law has been broken? Seeking asylum by attempting illegal…

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Israel: Unlearned Lessons and Squandered Opportunities

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Max Fisher wrote in Vox news more than three years ago (April, 2015), a piece entitled Israel’s Dark Future. His article has taken on even more relevance today. The embassy move is the latest phase in Israel’s steady encroachment upon Palestinian land. A review of the conditions of Jews in…

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What’s Happening in Maga-land?

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Brought-up to think it can’t happen here But why not here as anywhere? We’re, too, of the human race Think to find refuge in outer-space? Alas! There’s nowhere else for us to be There’s nowhere else for us to see Left on this shore of humanity How to be or…

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Evangelicals: Fall From Grace

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Editor’s Note: Michael Gerson recently wrote this article for the Washington Post regarding the fate of Christian Evangelicals in Trump’s America. Our religious affairs editor, Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant, offers this response. It’s important to point out that Michael Gerson, having been a former speech writer for W. Bush, has…

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A Proposed Letter to Senator Marco Rubio

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant In the aftermath of the Parkland massacre of seventeen persons,- fourteen students and three staff – and seventeen more wounded – at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (February 14, 2018); and the nationwide protests, organized principally by students under the banner of “March For Our Lives” (March 24, 2018).…

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