One of my favorite places to visit is an ancient wall in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem with a playground on top. As I watch the children at play, my mind drifts back to what happened at that very wall more than 2,500 years ago, to events described in M’lachim II (Chapters 18-19), Isaiah (Chapters 36-37), and Divrei HaYamim II (Chapter 32).
In a shocking revelation on Monday night, a leaker from inside the Supreme Court, likely a law clerk, sent a 98-page draft opinion to Politico. This marks the first time in the Court’s 233-year and over 25,000-opinion history that a draft has been leaked. The contents? The highest court in the land is planning to overturn the landmark and controversial 1973 decision Roe v. Wade.
“That which stood for our ancestors applies to us, as well. For it was not only one individual who stood up against us to destroy us. Rather, in every generation they stand up against us to destroy us.”
As published in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles on April 24, 2022
I was watching a CNN report about Russian atrocities in Ukraine when the email arrived. It was from a producer for RT, the Russian government television network, asking to interview me about what she called “the American media’s collusion with the Third Reich.”
With a week to go before Russia stages its May 9 pageant of military hardware and the loudest hurrah on Red Square, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dropped a verbal bombshell in an interview with an Italian news show. He was defending Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “denazification.”