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Peaceful Evolution


The first strains of George W. Bush's inaugural address, penned by his 36-year-old speechwriter Michael Gerson, put me in mind, oddly enough, of the American Jewish community and the story we are also writing, but whose end we will not see. Judaism, like America, is the story of a new world that liberated the old, though we were a slave society, not a slave-holding society, one that remains a servant of freedom.

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