The Afterlife: One World at a Time

The concept of a heavenly afterlife for the faithful (and a hellish one for their persecutors) seems to have become appealing in Judaism during a time of great persecution: if faithfulness was not rewarded on earth, then it would be later by a just God.

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Politics of Hope, Part 1

Like most of us watching the news recently, I was shocked and horrified by the shootings in the Uvalde school on May 24th. In a country numb from hundreds of shootings, I was surprised I could still feel anything about them at all.

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Who Will Light the First Candle?

Courts have consistently decided that the Second Amendment grants citizens the right to own firearms. Inconsistent among those decisions are what restrictions are constitutional, such as the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, which was challenged in courts unsuccessfully over its decade-long lifespan.

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