Moses Brought Us Where?

By Norma Zager

“The evil that men should turn their brothers into beasts of burden, to be stripped of spirit, and hope, and strength – only because they are of another race, another creed. If there is a God, he did not mean this to be so.” Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments

I saw an article in the Huffington Post stating there was no Exodus from Egypt. Well, I guess if The Huffington Post says it, they must know.

Did they check YouTube to see if the Jews wondering in the desert made a video? No video? Then it must not be.

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Good Friday Still Bad News for the Jews

By Norma Zager

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.” Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, Greek Melkite Archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, speaking at a Vatican Press Conference in 2010

A reminder of anti-Semitism is never good for the Jewish people, or all people for that matter.

Good Friday, the day that commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, is a paradox in that it was the day a Jewish man was killed, and it is the day that has been used by some to promote hatred toward his people.

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I am a Giant Failure

By Norma Zager

 “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything…” Albert Einstein

If nothing else, a column is a self-serving homage to man’s need to vent, cry and beat his chest not in private, but for the entire world to witness.

In that spirit I confess my wrongdoings and dissatisfaction in the most frantic and self-absorbed terms.

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Time for Change

By Ari Bussel

Human nature is absolutely adverse to change.

For this very reason, the very idea of change meets with resistance and great friction. However, change is inevitable. Such was the Industrial Revolution, resulting in better conditions for the working masses, and so was the Technological Race in which we are now, from the advent of the computer to amazing new communication frontiers.

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The Newcomer

By Ari Bussel

A new phenomenon is taking the world by surprise with its intensity, rapid acceptance and success. It is called “J Street.”

Jewish Americans stand up to the traditional Israel Lobby and say: “We are here too. Listen to us, our viewpoint has validity. AIPAC is not the only voice of the Jewish people.” AIPAC, large, strong and very well endowed, stands at ease. First it dismissed J Street altogether, but now it has to start listening and adapt (or fight).

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They Say, “AIPAC DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME”

By Ari Bussel

Last week, we heard from Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, and Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President, at the J Street Conference. There, Valerie reiterated the President’s iron-clad commitment to Israel and Antony repeated the President’s call for a two state solution that provides “a secure, Jewish state of Israel that lives side by side with an independent Palestinian state.” White House Office of Public Engagement Weekly Update, April 3, 2012

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Pastor Dr. Billy Ingram: Values in Practice

Eulogy given by Ari Bussel

We have just heard from the founder and leader of the ICN, General Shimon Erem, a true Hero of Israel. A day will come and you will remember this beautiful Sunday in Inglewood, and the fact you met a legend.

Join me on a journey of the first decade of the 21st Century. We will have four stops. In each, we will meet Pastor Dr. Billy Ingram and learn a lesson that is directly relevant to us today.

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