9 Aug 2009
I was privileged to hear Rabbi Rubenstein's talk at the Nashville symposium. The other participanats and I were all tired after a long day and the hour was late but the Rabbi kept us glued to our seats. His words need to be disseminated across this country to alll those who earnestly wish to understand the nature of the conflict Israel and Jews everywhere face in both its religious and secular dimensions. There is nowhere a better answer to four questions - What does Israel mean to the Jews? Why the conflict continues due to the failure of Arabs to internalize their defeats in 48, 56, 67, 73 and why Israel's supporters include so many evangelicals and why there is no need to be ashamed of this support as Leftist critics argue.
11 Aug 2009
Dr. Rubenstein's lecture at the New English Review seminar in Nashville several months ago was a superb and shattering indictment of modern Western culture's inability to recognize friends from foes, and good from evil. Our total lack of a moral center and our reluctance to condemn and fight evil when it attacks us is the foundation of the failure of all our efforts. If we do not re-find our moral compass, and set it to true north, we are all done.