“May you grant intelligence, wisdom, and knowledge to our lords, the rulers of these thirteen states.”
The Jewish story is the American story.
“The most glorious Nation that ever inhabited the earth.”
And what we can learn from it today.
“Extending the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty.”
From Thomas Jefferson to modern Middle East policy.
Natural law was part of their worldview.
Colonial and Revolutionary thinkers were influenced by a Renaissance tradition of Christian kabbalism.
There are those on both the right and the left who wish to “employ government to regulate faith.”
But did they believe in religious exemptions?
The legacy of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
Tikkun leyl Constitution.
The Jewish roots of our democracy.
“Freedom and liberty if not grounded in reverence and faith sooner or later will go badly.”