A you-are-there parable based on the greatest moment in human history!
"Rabbi, what can I do? I know I'm a fool, but I don't know what to do about it."
Directly across from the Posner home stood the Nazi headquarters. With the eight lights of the menorah glowing brightly in her window, Rabbi Posner’s wife, Rachel, snapped a photo of it and captured the Nazi flag in the background.
Our matriarch’s tomb looks tragically different today. Security walls, cameras and barbed wire guard the site from terrorism.
"It takes a real man to live for God" - Johnny Cash
"They are still crying after 2,000 years?! A nation that mourns so long will never cease. They will surely return to their land and see the rebuilding of their Temple." -- Napoleon
Before his hanging, the thief made an offer.
“Shmuel the Glazier was from somewhere in Poland and came to the [camp] after they’d taken his entire family. No illusions. Lasted about four weeks in Quarantine. Winter was coming on, but he was pretty sure he needn’t worry about it. He gave himself about ten days [to live]. One can usually tell, just from the signs.”
In a wonderful talk by R' Tzvi Freeman at Maayon Yisroel last night, I learned that Thomas Jefferson's first draft of the American Declaration of Independence (1776) stated, "We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal…"
True story: There used to be a joke in Paris. What is the difference between the Chief Rabbi in France and the Cardinal of Paris?