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Babylon – modern day Iraq – is in the news yet again. And so is Nebuchadnezzar, its leader. We take a look at Saddam Hussein as a living embodiment of him..
This is an essay on the psalm By the Rivers of Babylon in light of the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein, global antisemitism, and Jewish mystical thought.
December 25th, 2003• 1 Comment
The power of Yud-Tes Kislev: two events on the same day 205 years apart – the Alter Rebbe’s release from prison & Saddam Hussein’s capture. The connection?
Weekly Op-Ed •December 18th, 2003• 0 Comments
History is a continuum. Peace in our lifetime will only be possible if we make peace with the rifts of our past, acclimating the world to our own souls.
Weekly Op-Ed •March 20th, 2003• 2 Comments
Part two of the previous week’s article, “Purim: Connect the Dots,” continues to explore the significance of current conflict in light of historical events.
Weekly Op-Ed •March 13th, 2003• 0 Comments
Parallels are drawn between the Purim of 2360 years ago and the Purims of the modern Persian Gulf Wars, and the ultimate significance of the Persian region is examined.