By Shmuel Herzfeld
Protecting the souls in an African Cemetery
On Monday July 6, I illegally entered a crime scene. If necessary I will do it again. Here is why. The Macedonia Baptist Church of Bethesda, Md. invited me to participate in an interfaith gathering that day in order to raise a voice against the desecration of the sacred bones of their ancestors. Members of…
What a 12-Year-old Boy in Whitefish, Montana Taught a Rabbi
Recently, Richard Spencer, a white supremacist who has garnered a lot of attention, inspired a campaign of intimidation and harassment against the Jewish community of Whitefish, Mont. a resort community where he and his family live. Racist web sites published the names and addresses of local Jews. Jewish children there were singled out for attack…
An Alternative Inaugural Prayer From the National Synagogue’s Rabbi
Shmuel Herzfeld, the rabbi of Washington’s oldest synagogue, Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue, offers a new inauguration prayer. Dear God: Please give the president the wisdom and courage to guide the United States with fairness and kindness, and to help keep all of us safe and secure. Please protect us from violence and war…
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