When I was a kid, I was a very important person in shul. My dad was not at all prominent in the greater society -- he merely worked for his brother, selling toys and stationery as a wholesaler in Manhattan's Lower East Side, starting his workday at 7 a.m. and working through 7 p.m....
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Dennis Prager uses half of what I said to the L.A. Times and gives the impression that I am one of those awful leftists who are "either morally confused, immoral or lack courage." Here is the complete quote, which shows that I was describing a dilemma, not my political position:...
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When Dr. Joel L. Strom was attending services recently at Congregation Kehillat Ma'arav in Santa Monica, a lady walked up, fixed him with a stern eye and spit out, "You are a traitor to your people."
Strom, a 48-year-old dentist, incurred the lady's wrath because he is an ardent...