July 2013 archive

Military/Synagogue Strategic Planning

strategy temple chai 1 nov[1] An analysis of how military strategic planning can be applied to the religious community.    

A Tribute to Daniel Somers

Pinchas, the son of Elazar, was a religious zealot. The book of Numbers, chapter 25 verses 1-9, describes his act of vigilante justice, thrusting a spear through an Israelite man and a Midianite woman, thus staying the plague which had afflicted the Israelites and killed 24,000 people. Living as we do at a time when …

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Reflections on the Fourth of July

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburgh, PA. In the Gettysburg address, President Abraham Lincoln described the United States of America as “conceived in liberty.” Birth is a bloody and painful process under the best of circumstances, and that conception doesn’t always go according to plan. What is true of …

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