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Edward S. Beck
Jan 25, 2021, 12:09 AM
#FreeEdBeck From Facebook Jail For Prophetic Request of DC Authorities
This is for all those wonderful Facebook Family and Friends who've wondered where I've been since January 7 and other interested in the issue of social media censorship and their "Community Standards" Policies and Procedures. On January 6, 2021, upon...
Jan 24, 2021, 4:37 PM
From Trump Square to Balfour Street
A five-minute walk from my house takes me to the embassy of the United States, and seeing it fills me with pride. Finally, the world’s greatest power has recognizeded Jerusalem as the rightful capital of the State of Israel. A...
Joseph C. Kaplan
Jan 22, 2021, 12:36 AM
A Day in the Life
When I was a kid, back in the days dinosaurs roamed the earth, a popular first-week-of-elementary school exercise was to write a composition on “what I did on my summer vacation.” In fact, I actually wrote such a composition...
Barbara Pfeffer Billauer
Jan 20, 2021, 3:35 PM
The Ark, King David, Uzzah, and Donald Trump
Last week, we watched a strange and terrifying spectacle - the symbol of American History and the bastion of its Democracy was breached. The inflammatory rhetoric of America's President was the cause, agreed by most, even his supporters. What...
Jan 20, 2021, 3:34 PM
A Seismic Shift
Today at noon, East Coast US time, there will be a shift of momentous impact. I arise radiating with energy and hope. Last night I received my second Corona vaccine and am thereby “kosher". While I am suffering from a...
Jan 20, 2021, 3:31 PM
The Inauguration: Beyond Personality Politics
Today the United States will swear in a new President, as it has every four years since 1789. Tens of millions of Americans are excited, relieved, and looking forward to a better future. Tens of millions of Americans are...
Jan 19, 2021, 7:35 PM
Celebrating Democracy: An ‘Al HaNissim’ for January 6
Although I've been here in Israel for forty years, my ties to the old country remain strong. I once worked as an aide to a Member of Congress. My heart skipped a beat every time I saw the Capitol. So...
Jan 19, 2021, 6:18 PM
Toward a year of reckoning
2021 will not be an easy year for America. It will not be an easy year anywhere or for anyone, but Americans are likely to feel the heat more than others. The conditions for a perfect storm have ripened;...
Jan 19, 2021, 5:33 PM
Hamilton, the Capitol, the inauguration and making ‘our house’ everybody’s house
We hadn’t been planning on celebrating Martin Luther King day by finally watching Hamilton, but that’s what my wife and I did when we suddenly found we had a few hours free without work or kids. I had insisted that...
Kenneth S. Stern
Jan 19, 2021, 3:48 PM
Can America inoculate against the dire threat of ‘us vs. them’?
As false claims of a Trump victory stoke political violence, the US must launch a grand effort to rebuild a society in which disagreement is not deadly