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In It For The Long Haul

In 2002, 13 years ago, I left my first congregational position at Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains, NY to come to Ramat Shalom. The last event I attended at Bet Am Shalom was the “Bar Mitzvah” celebration of the congregation’s senior rabbi, my mentor, Lester Bronstein. 424 more words

Rabbi Andrew Jacobs

Our Relationship in Selfies

I was supposed to post this on our boyfriend and girlfriend anniversary, but I procrastinated and totally forgot about it. I rediscovered it when I reopened my blog to post something totally different. 897 more words


$14 Million an Hour for 13 Years: War on Terror’s Astounding Cost

Source: AlterNet, by Alex Ellefson

In the 13 years since 9/11, the United States’ “war on terror” could be considered a failure. ISIS swept aside the US-backed Iraqi army earlier this year, the Taliban still launches deadly attacks, including an assault on a school last month that killed 145 people, and American interventions only seem to worsen sectarian bloodshed in the region. 215 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence