Israel and the Rise of the “New” Anti-Semitism

by Rabbi David ZaslowJune, 2004 Someone recently said to me, “Everyone who criticizes Israel these days gets accused of being anti-Semitic.” I told him, “That’s not true. The…

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“The Passion” A Preview

by Rabbi David ZaslowMarch, 2004 The paper known as Nostra Aetate issued by the Vatican in 1965 created a revolutionary shift in the attitude of the Church toward…

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Sermon at Trinity Episcopal Church

by Rabbi David Zaslow, March 28, 2004 שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם, Shalom Alekhem, peace be unto you. The major theme of the Jewish festival of Passover is liberation: we were…

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The Two Wars in Iraq

by Rabbi David ZaslowNovember, 2004 There are really two wars in Iraq – a physical war and a spiritual war. Our sages teach us that events in our…

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The Deeper Meaning of Shalom

by Rabbi David Zaslow January, 2004 Contrary to popular opinion the Hebrew word shalom does not mean “peace,” at least not in the English sense of the word….

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The Shifting Paradigm Within Islam

by Rabbi David ZaslowDecember, 2003 1. God Has a Plan If you accept the idea of Divine Providence then bear with my thesis for a moment even if…

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Shalom

by Rabbi David ZaslowDecember, 2003 Contrary to popular opinion the Hebrew word “shalom” does not mean “peace,” at least not in the English sense of the word. It…

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The Interplay of Light and Dark

by Rabbi David ZaslowDecember, 2003 What’s the darkest night of the year? You might guess the winter solstice on December 21st! But that’s the shortest night of the…

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The Kites We Fly

by Rabbi David ZaslowNovember, 2003 I was eight years old in 1955 when Hurricane Diane struck the East Coast. I lived in in a little beach community called…

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The Accent of Faith

by Rabbi David Zaslow October, 2003 I remember being at the film “Schindler’s List” with an Israeli friend who pointed out that everytime Hebrew was spoken a different…

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