History on the Heart

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3 Responses

  1. Neil Harris says:

    Great essay.
    “Many of us this year bemoaned, too, the tarnished image of observant Jews these days, the result of recent headlines. It seemed almost appropriate to include newspapers among the dirges recited on the day.”

    I think you hit the nail on the head.

  2. Adam says:

    nice article. But … how was the CD?!

  3. CJ Srullowitz says:

    While there very well may be extraordinarily high levels of anti-Semitism throughout the globe, and while an argument can be made that this very well ought to frighten us, the fact remains that Jews today live, lulei demistafina, in a world far different than the one our great-grandparents lived in.

    Fully eighty percent of Jews live in Israel and the United States, where they are not–nor need to seriously worry about becoming–victims of government-sponsored persecution. This is also mostly true for another roughly ten percent who live in Canada, France and England.

    No one will argue that we–each of us individually and collectively as a nation–are in God’s hands, every second of every day. Nor will anyone argue that a nuclear Iran is something to take lighlty. However, our station in the world today is a far cry from the insecurity that Jews felt in the not-too-distant past.

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