Quote of the Day

“The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel … More Quote of the Day

Tweedle Psycho

On election night in 1984, when Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale for a second term, I had a party to watch the returns on TV. We were mostly expat Americans living in Canada and solidly for Walter Mondale. There was a somber mood as Reagan’s landslide victory became increasingly evident. At one point, one of … More Tweedle Psycho

Quote of the Day

“The blessing over the blowing of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah refers to the mitzvah as ‘hearing the voice of the Shofar,’ but since that voice speaks without words, the message that is heard depends a great deal on who is doing the listening.” – Douglas Aronin