The role of government is to strike a balance between individual rights and the greater good of the community. Yet no political system has been able to perfect this balance.
A civilized nation needs to be built on a foundation of morality and ethics that is timeless and unconditional. At the same time, a nation’s survival is dependent on its constant progress and growth. Since people are bound to have vastly different beliefs, who should define the standards and morality and justice that must rule all people? At what point does a government intervene to keep an individual from harming himself or others? How do we avoid the abuse of power by government leaders? The challenge is to harness our freedom, to channel it for good and righteous purposes.
Simon Jacobson Addresses Jews Being Unfairly Targeted Amid Covid Uptick on Newsmax National Report
Rabbi Simon Jacobson addresses the harassment of Brooklyn's Jews amid the unequal enforcement of new covid-19 guidelines and restrictions on Newsmax National TV.Read More
Newsmax: R’ Jacobson Addresses Supreme Court Ruling Against Gov. Cuomo’s Religious Restrictions
In an historic moment, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision against NY Governor Cuomo’s restrictions over… Read more >Read More
Righteous and Just
Abraham’s mandate is as important today as ever. And his persistence teaches us the power of one individual’s choice, how much it can accomplish.Read More
This week you are given the power to become a visionary. The first step is to believe in yourself and in your soul’s capacity. The second step is to work on it – to establish regimens in your daily schedule that allow your visionary soul to emerge, to allow it to rear its head and breathe…Read More
Ukraine in Crisis: J’Accuse…!
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked and baseless attack. For over a week now, Ukraine is being mercilessly bombed, innocent civilians killed, millions more stranded and fleeing in fear of their lives. A country and its people are being torn apart. Where are our leaders? Where is the outrage? Where is the Zola of our times? What has become of “never again”?Read More
Trust and Self-Interest
Perhaps our current economic meltdown is an unprecedented opportunity to give us all pause to think about the meaning of trust. And to learn the most vital lesson of all: The foundation of all trust is trust in G-d.Read More
Money and Spirituality (Part 1/5)
Part I of a discussion on money and spirituality including a look at different economic systems.Read More
What Leadership Is (And Is Not)
By discovering what a leader is not, we can come to understand what a leader is. What leadership is…Read More
Bamidbar/Shavuot: After 3333 Years How Far Are We From Sinai?
Israel is under attack, yet again. As we stand in proximity of Shavuot, when we relive the revelation at Sinai, this may be the best time to demand accountability of the Arab/Muslim world for their actions, and to call the rest of the world to demand a response.Read More
What Is Going On at Capitol Hill?
Since its founding in 1776, the timeless and noble foundation of the United States of America is the principle of E Pluribus Unum, from the many, one.Read More