By Phil Getz
Eric Garner and Moshe Twersky Bound by History
Getty Images As I sit at my desk in a modern office building in lower Manhattan, the chants of angry protestors below grow louder. “I — can’t — breathe,” they shout, echoing the haunting final words of Eric Garner, whose death by asphyxiation I saw on video the day it occurred. It was in that…
Kidnapped Students Could’ve Been Us
Phil Getz, center, relaxes with fellow yeshiva students in Gush Etzion several years ago Like many students and graduates of Israeli yeshiva, I have been refreshing my computer browser non-stop since Friday morning looking for any sign of hope for the three Israeli teenage boys who were kidnapped on Thursday evening. For those of us…
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