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Rabbi Daniel Gordis

  • Fourteen Soldiers

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 -- By the end of the day, we got the official news. It's hard to describe what 14 soldiers killed means in a country like this. Every soldier killed here is an enormous loss -- this is a small country. The news carries stories about him, his family and often, why...

  • Calling It Like It Is

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Not long ago, we were invited to friends for Shabbat lunch. They'd recently moved into a new apartment, in more or less the same neighborhood, and over the course of conversation, someone asked them how they liked the new location. Our hostess, a refined and relatively private...

  • Sunday Mourning

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It had been quiet for a while. Shootings every day, of course, and a couple of people killed every week, but nothing "major." We'd gone to sleep pretty early on Saturday night. And since I'd bought us a little Radio Shack Sound Machine on a recent trip to the States to drown out the...