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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 | Dec 3, 2022

Rush Limbaugh, in his capacity as the head of the Limbaugh Institute of Conservative Studies, used to teach: “The gravity of the charge does not make it true.” He was referencing the torrent of charges that were used to bludgeon…

by | Nov 26, 2022

It is remarkably sane to make a holiday of giving thanks. The other national holidays are fine enough — honoring our founding leaders, commemorating our inception as a nation, honoring those who took up arms to protect our nation and…

by | Nov 19, 2022

Several writers (including The American Spectator’s own Daniel J. Flynn) have been calling our attention to the reappearance of a rare phenomenon in American politics — a defeated incumbent trying another run at the presidency. Only once was this done…

by | Nov 12, 2022

The Wall Street Journal placed a box with poll results right in the middle of its lead editorial on Thursday, Nov. 10. It cites its source as “Media exit poll, Nov. 8, 2022,” and it reads: Is your opinion of…

by | Nov 5, 2022

There are few places where today’s cultural rot is more gangrenous than in legacy journalism. This has been such a problem for such a long time it hardly seems worthwhile drawing attention to it. Imagining that half the country doesn’t…

by | Oct 29, 2022

A friend of mine who has moved on to the next world said to me once, “So many people here in America and the West are great at abstract thinking of the highest sort, yet so many of them seem…

by | Oct 22, 2022

Democracy emerged in the West as a consequence of secularization. Religion lost its privileged position in human life, we embraced material science and secular philosophy, and democracy began to take hold. Religion is imperious, intolerant of answers other than its…

by | Oct 15, 2022

God said, Let there be light, and there was light. In the very first paragraph of the Book of Books, the primordial darkness and incoherence is mastered by words, the divine speech. As last of the creatures, that speech devolves…

by | Oct 8, 2022

Here’s a big idea: we should care for the world that is our home. It’s a simple concept with a very broad reach. It has a self-evident core that accords with long, long experience. Don’t use the well you drink…

by | Oct 1, 2022

In his past few podcasts, Jordan Peterson has picked up with greater vigor a theme that has been increasingly among his favorites: the inescapable role of God in life and meaning. This would not be so noteworthy were Peterson a…

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