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Scroll of a Lifetime

By David Suissa

September 10, 2013 | 8:09 pm

“Imagine your congregation gathered to witness the first strokes of the Scribe’s quill on new parchment... Feeling a real connection to the shape of the letters, the texture of the... read on

  • What Obama can learn from Israel

    By David Suissa

    September 8, 2013 | 8:07 am

    As President Barack Obama tries to dig himself out of his self-inflicted Syrian fiasco, there’s one aspect to this crisis that few people are talking about.

    What Obama can learn from Israel.

    The president may run the world’s most powerful country, but Israel has vastly more... read on

  • Obama Must Own his Syrian Mess

    By David Suissa

    September 1, 2013 | 8:23 pm

    The U.S. Congress must reject President Barack Obama’s attempt to lay his Syrian mess at their doorstep.

    The president had two years to do the right thing in Syria, while more than 100,000 people were being killed and millions displaced, and he chose to drag his feet and do... read on

  • What Obama Missed in his Trayvon Martin Speech

    By David Suissa

    July 19, 2013 | 9:30 pm

    In his personal and heartfelt speech yesterday on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, President Obama did a great job explaining why “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

    Had he stuck to that theme, it... read on

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  • Off to the Holy Land: “People of the Loose Strap”

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    I don’t have to tell you what it’s like to be on a packed, nonstop, 14-hour El Al flight to Tel Aviv, but I will anyway.

    You know, the usual: Crying babies; a Zionist youth group with plenty of testosterone (all wearing red T-shirts); an Israeli dude who looks like a former... read on

  • There’s a Lot Less Racial Violence Than You Think

    By David Suissa

    July 16, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    To hear the national outcry over the George Zimmerman verdict and the countless cries of “racism in this country,” you’d think that black people are killing white people and that white people are killing black people at an extraordinary rate.

    It is true that in America, where in... read on

  • Where are the demonstrations for Marissa Alexander?

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2013 | 10:37 pm

    While the nation's eyes are on the growing demonstrations around the country over the George Zimmerman verdict—a case that had an abundance of reasonable doubt-- an enormous injustice has slipped through the national radar.

    This is the impossible story of an African-American... read on

  • Reacting to the Zimmerman Verdict

    By David Suissa

    July 13, 2013 | 10:43 pm

    It didn’t take long for publicity hound Al Sharpton to call the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial an “atrocity,” "probably one of the worst situations that I have seen,"  "a sad day in the country" and "a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this... read on

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