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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 | Apr 6, 2020

On April 5, President Trump issued a proclamation designating that day as Education Day, and calling to mind the life…

by | Apr 4, 2020

England in the 1640s was shaking apart along many fault lines. The royalists, known as the Cavaliers, fought with King…

by | Mar 29, 2020

In The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton devotes many consecutive articles to addressing the faults of the Articles of Confederation. Occasionally writing…

by | Mar 28, 2020

The plague has brought in some fresh air. For a number of years, I have led a small, devoted group…

by | Mar 24, 2020

I remember in rabbinic school one of the teachers, an acerbic and witty philosophy professor, dead-panned to the class, “I…

by | Mar 21, 2020

There are great events that test our civilization. In their stress, we see more clearly that in normal times the…

by | Mar 17, 2020

A deadly terror gripped more and more of the world, leaving death and dislocation in its wake. Even so, many…

by | Mar 14, 2020

My first familiarity with the words of the Book of Exodus, “Let My people go!” came from the African-American spiritual…

by | Mar 4, 2020

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist who lives at the edge of Appalachia ends his every email with…

by | Feb 29, 2020

In the first year of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, in the depths of the Great Depression, the federal government asserted power…

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