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Mordecai Sheftall – Revolutionary War Patriot

13 Tishri 5770 – September 30, 2009
In Savannah, Georgia, there is a memorial to the American Revolution called Battlefield Memorial Park. One of the markers there is for Colonel Mordecai Sheftall.

The Past, The Present, The Future: From Generation To Generation

27 Elul 5769 – September 16, 2009
"Time waits for no man" is an old saying, though I'm not sure where it originated. Other such sayings like, "time flies by too quickly" or "the older you get, the faster time flies by," also contain meaningful messages. For me, I can't believe how quickly the days and years go by. When I think about it, I realize how we must make the very most of each day to accomplish what is important while we still have the opportunity.

The Russian Bear And The Israeli Ant

10 Elul 5768 – September 10, 2008
About a year ago I saw a Russian television broadcast in which Vladimir Putin, riding a noble steed, reaches the edge of a lake, deftly removes his shirt and in an impressive display of muscle, leans over and washes his face in the crystal- clear water.

Russia, Georgia, And The Left’s Double Standards

26 Av 5768 – August 27, 2008
As a shrewd and brutal ploy to break up Georgia, Putin's Russia is in the process of inventing a new "nation in need of "self-determination.

Sweet Home Savannah

12 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
There's the old joke about two Jews deserted on an island who build three shuls. Like many attempts at humor, there is a certain degree of truth to this adage.

Shame of the Yankees – America’s Worst Anti-Jewish Action

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
This year, the second day of Chanukah will coincide with the 144th anniversary of the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history.

The Jewish Settlement of Savannah, Georgia

5 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.

Maintaining Yiddishkeit In Colonial Times

28 Av 5765 – September 1, 2005
It was not easy to maintain tradition and religious observance in the sparsely settled American colonies.

A Tribe Apart: Jews of the American South

2 Iyyar 5765 – May 11, 2005
They are not the Jews of bagels and lox brunches with the Sunday New York Times.

Bush, Jews And Democrats (Part VI)

22 Kislev 5763 – November 27, 2002
Although it played out more than two years after the fact, the 1976 presidential campaign was overshadowed by the Watergate scandal, with voters still angry over President Gerald Ford's pardon of his predecessor, Richard Nixon, who resigned the presidency to escape impeachment.

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