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June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmThis was my bar mitzvah portion 51 years ago, and I still remember what the rabbi said to me about it on the pulpit. So for all you parents and rabbis who speak to young adults becoming bar or bat mitzvah, take note: your words just may be remembered.
My rabbi, Rabbi Louis J....
July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Last week's portion ends with a ferocious battle; this week's begins with the after action report and the distributing of medals. We learn the names of those killed and those rewarded and then all the troops are mustered and counted, to see who remains alive from the fighting.
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I first saw night-vision goggles when I watched Harrison Ford in Tom Clancy's "Patriot Games."
The bad guys were prowling in a dark bedroom. Suddenly, a good guy switched on the room lights, practically blinding them.
The technology was featured again in "The Silence of the Lambs,"...