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Trite But True: A Lesson For Passover 2014

Putin acted with lightning speed and now the takeover of the Crimean Peninsula is viewed as an indisputable reality. Israel’s long-delayed reunification of its liberated lands, on the other hand, is a matter of great contention.
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Certainly no responsible person would want to use Vladimir Putin as a role model of conduct. However, as Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) asks, “Eize hu chacham? Ha lomed mikol adam” – “Who is wise? He who learns from every man.”

Putin acted with lightning speed and now the takeover of the Crimean Peninsula is viewed as an indisputable reality. Israel’s long-delayed reunification of its liberated lands, on the other hand, is a matter of great contention.

We have much to learn from the Russian president’s approach.

There is a critical period for action and reaction when events occur. The adage to “strike while the iron is hot” may be trite but it contains a great deal of wisdom. Opportunity fades with the passage of time.

About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “Trite But True: A Lesson For Passover 2014”

  1. lies but allah wants to evacuate all jews from israel.

  2. It is more correct to state ‘Pessach (Passover), Nissan 5774′ using the Hebrew / Jewish Calendar Year instead of ‘Pessach (Passover), April 2014′ using the universal Christian Calendar Year. Alternatively, it can be stated as ‘Pessach, Nissan 5774 / Passover, April 2014′. Let us educate ourselves with the knowledge for greater clarity! Chag Same’ach le Chag ha Pessach!

  3. For Jews and Christians, the Greetings are: ‘Chag Pessach Same’ach!’ – A Joyous Festival of Passover! (Nissan 5774). A Blessed Holy Week of Easter! (April 2014).

  4. It is high time that Israeli Jews, living in the Holy Land of Israel, Samaria and Judea, cast their baggages of the ‘Galut’ (Exile) into the depths of the ocean going forward!

  5. Rodney Fisk says:

    As a gentile, and a Christian, that article made me think as well. True Christians support Israel and the Jews. You are totally right about the world not caring about Jews. Why should Jews care what the world thinks? Take what's yours and may G-d be with you.

  6. Pam R McGee says:

    prince victor, u r a troll….go live under a bridge!

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