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Shmuel Klatzkin
Shmuel Klatzkin
Shmuel Klatzkin is a rabbi and serves as senior editor at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and writes and teaches extensively.
by | Jul 5, 2020

When I was in college, the person I respected most was Ken Kesey. Everything hinges on consciousness. An unexamined life…

by | Jun 30, 2020

During the ’30s and ’40s, a number of different people and institutions went around the U.S., and occasionally outside of…

by | Jun 23, 2020

John Wilkes was a real character. He fought the Swamp of his day, before it had its name, and he…

by | Jun 20, 2020

My generation grew up reciting a pledge of allegiance. Each morning we asserted that America is a nation “indivisible, with…

by | Jun 13, 2020

Arthur Koestler’s masterwork was Darkness at Noon. In it, he tells of an old revolutionary caught up in Stalin’s terror…

by | Jun 6, 2020

We reopened our building for public prayer on the holiday of Shavuot. We took a great deal of care in…

by | Jun 4, 2020

The Constitution sets out a way to have an effective government under which the citizens are still sovereign and their…

by | May 28, 2020

Now is the time of the biblical holiday of Shavu’ot, translated literally as the Holiday of Weeks, coming as it…

by | May 21, 2020

The premise behind our Constitution is that we humans are capable of governing ourselves. It is we, the people, who…

by | May 17, 2020

“A specialist,” said a wit, “is someone who knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything…

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