In his address, Biden cited Scripture and an operatic anthem penned by a librettist known for works based on the lives of Holocaust survivors.5
Many questioned the song’s use in a memorial for those who died of Covid-19. Do they have a point?11
Quite a few presidents have betrayed an affinity for Jewish bible verses, sentiments and ideas through their inaugural speeches.
Surely it is a time for celebration. But it is also a time for taking stock and facing up to the grim reality of the task that lies ahead.3
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