Thousands of years ago, humanity came into existence, a partner conceived in the image of God, dedicated to the pursuit of morality, truth, peace and love.
The twenty-second of November, 1963 was, as traditional Jews say, a "short Friday." At Rambam Torah Institute, the Orthodox day school on West Pico Boulevard at which I was a ninth-grade student, the day's teaching schedule had been compressed accordingly.
A prosecutor by training and a historical novelist by avocation, Gregory J. Wallance has written books of historical fiction and historical nonfiction.
The biblical reference in the title of Stephen Prothero’s “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation” (HarperOne: $29.99) is purely metaphorical.
But I "knew" JFK, and Barack is no JFK. Sen. Obama did not serve in war and has barely served in the U.S. Senate. And, on policy, President Kennedy did not engage in class warfare but reduced income taxes for the highest earning taxpayers, to spur investment and economic growth. And, whatever his failings, he stayed with the learning curve. Near the end of his presidency, he was determined to confront communism, not construct timetables to withdraw from the Cold War.
Did the Mossad kill JFK? Serious researchers hardly think so. Following a day of public protests, organizers canceled the college seminar in which a speaker would "prove" that Israel's Mossad intelligence agency masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.