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The Modern And The Old Jew

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

The name of the Gaon, Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spektor, was known to Jewry throughout the world. He was also well know to Russian royalty, having visited the Czar many times to plead for his fellow religionists.

Once, while traveling home from St. Petersberg he was on the same train with a prominent merchant, one of the Maskilim or free thinkers. When the train stopped at Vilna for an hour, a large throng of Jews gathered at the station. The merchant had never seen such a large crowd this station and he inquired as to the reason for their gathering.

“Don’t you know?” He was told, “the world famous Gaon, Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spektor is on this train and we are hoping for the honor of at least getting a glimpse of him.”

The freethinker was impressed and decided to meet the Gaon. He inquired of the conductor of the first class coach if the prominent Jew was in the car. The conductor had neither heard of him nor had he seen him in his car. The merchant was a bit taken aback. A man who visits often with royalty surely travels first class.

Seeks The Gaon

He then inquired in the second-class coach and again he could not find him. Only when he entered the third class coach did people know of him.

“Will you please direct me to the chief rabbi of Kovna, Rabbi Rav Yitzchok Elchonon?” he asked the conductor.

He pointed to an elderly Jew with a long white beard who was at that moment praying in his tallis and tefillin.

The free thinker couldn’t believe his eyes. This old man, praying in public, was supposed to be the important representative of the Jews who was friendly with the Czar of Russia?

He waited until the Gaon had finished praying and then approached him saying, “Greetings unto you Rabbi. I am one of the freethinkers in Russia, a prominent merchant in my city. We have often spoken of you and your ideas. But I am somewhat taken aback, I had always figured you to be a modern Jew, especially since you visit the Czar. Imagine my surprise to see that you are one of the real old fashioned Jews.”

The Gaon looked at him and smiled. “On the contrary,” he said, “I am of the modern generation but you are of the old fashioned generation.”

“In what way?” asked the freethinker.

“Simply,” answered the Gaon, “on Pesach we read in the Hagaddah, ‘In the beginning our ancestors were idol-worshippers…”

Never Scold A Jew

Rav Yitzchok Elchonon was known for his humility and kindness towards his fellow Jews.

Once on Shabbos, while walking in the park in company with his secretary, Rav Yaakov Lipshitz, he saw a member of his congregation approaching him with a cigarette in his mouth. When the man saw the Gaon, he hastily threw it away.

“Good Shabbos to you,” said the Gaon to him, pleasantly.

“Good Shabbos,” answered the transgressor in a guilty tone as he hurried away.

The secretary could not contain himself. He turned to Rav Yitzchok Elchonon and said, “Rebbe, why didn’t you scold that man when you saw him violating the Shabbos? That way he’ll never do it again. Instead, you greeted him in a friendly manner as if you approved his actions.”

“On the contrary,” answered the Sage. “If I would have scolded him he would have felt offended at my interference in his personal life. Whereas, he now thinks that I didn’t see him and he’ll never smoke in public on Shabbos for fear that he may meet me again.”

Helping The Poor Woman

Once, a woman came to Rav Rav Yitzchok Elchonon with a difficult sheilah on an Erev Yom Tov. The Gaon paced the floor of his room, absorbed in deep thought. He then turned to the woman and said, “All is kosher.”

When the woman left, he told those present in the room that the woman’s husband was a poor melamed in a small town. He sent her only four rubles for the upkeep of the family. The poor woman had to pay one ruble for her son’s Hebrew tuition, leaving her only three rubles for all her Yom Tov needs. Then this sheilah arose. No heter could be found.

The Valero Tradition

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Most couples establish their own routines. They have their own rhythms that may include where they eat, when they vacation, and what they read. My husband Lou and I are no different. We like to eat Israeli food on Tuesday nights and we usually order the same—shwarma for him, grilled chicken for me. Our regular waitress knows us so well that she brings us hummus and babaganoush as soon as we sit down. We love to see romantic comedies—but only at the discount theatre on Cedar Lane in Teaneck. In the winter, we vacation someplace warm—typically in the Caribbean. For every seven days we’re away, Lou plays golf three times. And, each Monday, in the summer, on our way home from the Catskills, we like to stop at the Velaro gas station in Monroe to eat eggs and drink coffee.

The Velaro tradition began in an unexpected way. My husband and I bought a new Volvo SUV that contains every safety feature known to mankind. As we were driving from Loch Sheldrake to Teaneck, the car apparently did not like the way Lou was driving. I was in heaven. I was thrilled that I had the good sense to buy a car that has a built-in high tech “wife” to nag him—taking the pressure off of me. In any case, the car suggested that he stop for a coffee break.

We pulled over at exit 130 on Rt. 17 and headed to Monroe for caffeine. I waited in the car for Lou to return with our drinks. But, about two minutes later Lou came out to the parking lot to get me. “You have to see this,” he said, and thus our Valero relationship was born. Inside, Lou directed me to the back right corner where there was a counter and we could purchase all manner of freshly made kosher food. The front of the building housed a convenient store with various packaged and frozen foods all sporting an OU. Gathered around were a handful of Satmar Chassidim eating soup and hot cereal. Not one to ever imagine myself actually eating in gas station, I decided that it looked clean and fresh and that I would give it a try. The other patrons were happy to recommend their Valero favorites to us.

The author’s husband, Lou

Now every week I make the same joke about Lou only “taking me to the finest places.” But, when he suggests we go straight home or that we go out to eat when we return to Teaneck, I always tell him that I prefer eating at the gas station. I spoke to the owner of Valero, who while preferring that I not use his name, did say “we have had kosher food at Valero for about six years. People come from far away for our vegetable soup with knaidlach.” When I asked him for the recipe, he coyly answered, “I can’t tell everyone everything…otherwise, why would they come? I can tell you this,” he confides, “we sell more sandwiches than we do beer.” And they are open six days a week – closed on Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim.

Ari, the counterman

Why has this ritual become so important to Lou and me? Well, the food is fantastic and Ari, the guy behind the counter, is the consummate Jewish mother type. He greets us with a smile, asks us about our week and then usually offers us a taste of something new he has concocted. This week, he wanted us to taste his Farina—too sweet for me. But, then he suggested preparing an omelet containing his freshly made potatoes and sautéed onions. I was in “eggcstasy.” They were hot, tasty and fresh. The potatoes were cooked perfectly and the onions were sweet and delicious. Sometimes we opt for an egg sandwich on a challah roll and other times we break into the lunch mode. We have tried salmon teriyaki, fresh tuna cakes, mashed potatoes, and veggie chulent (available beginning Wednesday afternoons) all with great success.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Republican Criticizes Opponent
For Ties To J Street, Occupy Movement

The Republican challenger to Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) attacked the congressman for his ties to the controversial J Street and for his purported links to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Stephen Labate is campaigning for Israel’s seat in New York’s 2nd district. The race could have national implications. Israel is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

J Street claims to be pro-Israel, yet it has faced mounting criticism for its policies and advocacy that many argue is harmful to the Jewish state.

Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, Labate noted that Steve Israel was an honorary member of the host committee for the J Street Gala Dinner in 2009.

After the news media reported on several politicians involved with the dinner, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand asked to be removed from the host committee list and Sen. Chuck Schumer dropped out of appearing at the event.

Declared Labate: “Steve Israel was the only representative from New York State who was on that list of supporters. So it is significant that even Chuck Schumer and Senator Gillibrand they, you know, they called and said, ‘Hey, look I don’t want to be a part of this.’ But Steve Israel did and he is a part of that organization.

“…In the case of J Street they even question whether or not Israel has a right to exist. So I question how Congressman Israel could even entertain being a part of that organization or Occupy Wall Street.”

Labate continued: “Currently on the Democratic Congressional Committee website, which is Steve Israel’s website, there’s a petition for 100,000 signatures in support of Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street is by far one of the most anti-Semitic organizations out there.”

Hilary Clinton’s Chief Of Staff
Tied To Egyptian President’s Wife

Saleha Mahmood Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, reportedly served in the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood alongside the wife of Egypt’s new president, the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.

This journalist previously revealed that Abedin represented the Muslim World League, a Muslim charity known to have spawned terror groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaeda front.

This journalist also previously reported that Clinton spoke at Abedin’s Saudi women’s college, where she was introduced by Abedin alongside the Islamic activist’s daughter, Huma, who serves as Clinton’s chief of staff. At the speech, Clinton praised Saleha’s “pioneering work.” Huma Abedin is also the mother-in-law of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

Now, author Walid Shoebat has brought more information to light, reporting that while Saleha Abedin acted as one of 63 leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood, the de facto female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, she served alongside Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Mohammed Mursi. Both were members of the Sisterhood’s Guidance Bureau.

Obama Aide Boasts Of Leniency
For Crack Cocaine Offenders

President Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, reportedly boasted to the black community that the administration sharply reduced the penalties for possession of crack cocaine.

Jarrett made the remarks at a meeting of black journalists and columnists this past weekend at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention in New Orleans. Mainstream media outlets covering the event did not report on her crack cocaine comments.

The Root, a website owned by the Washington Post aimed at the black community, reprinted a blog report by the Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince on Jarrett’s appearance at the convention. Prince reported that at the meeting Jarrett outlined “what she considered the Obama administration’s successes.”

Continued Prince: “Among them funding for historically black colleges and universities; health care reform, which she said will disproportionately help African Americans; and reducing disparities between penalties for possession of crack and for powdered cocaine.”

DeWayne Wickham, a writer for USA Today, reported on the event for the Coshocton Tribune. He wrote Jarrett touted the sentence reduction for crack cocaine disparity as a way to build a broad Obama reelection coalition, including African Americans.

Even though the Washington Post-owned Root website reposted Prince’s blog mentioning Jarrett’s comments, the Post’s own article on the event did not touch on the subject. That article was entitled, “Obama Has ‘Genuine Love for Black Community,’ Senior Adviser Says.”

Jerusalem Protest Detainees Released

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The four detainees from Wednesday’s protest in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem have been unconditionally released at the police station, Honenu reports.

Following a Knesset vote on the “Regulation Law” intended to prevent the evacuation of the Ulpana Neighborhood in Beit El, Ulpana residents and others supporting the law broke up in angry protest.

During the protest MK Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union party reported to Honenu that his parliamentary aide, right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir, had been detained (not arrested, as previously reported) for objecting to the use of mounted police, whom he said endangered the lives of the protesters.

Two minors, one suspected of cursing a policeman and the other of pushing a policeman, were also detained. An additional adult was detained on suspicion of disturbing a policeman in the line of duty.

After several hours of interrogation at the Moriah Police Station, the four detainees were unconditionally released at the station.

Honenu attorney Adi Kedar handled the case.

MK Ben-Ari, whose faction’s proposed bill had just been defeated by a 3-1 margin, was offering carrots to all the “bunnies” among the coalition ministers, who promised their support to the bill but, under threat of dismissal from Netanyahu’s government, remained absent during the vote.

The bunny, or “shafan” in Hebrew, is the paradigm of cowardice in Israeli culture.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

What Maureen Dowd Doesn’t Write

In her New York Times column this past weekend, Maureen Dowd quotes Barack Obama’s boss at his 1980s community organizing job in Chicago, one Jerry Kellman. Dowd, however, failed to note that in his book, Dreams From My Father, Obama disguised Kellman’s name by using a so-called composite character, a fictional “Marty Kaufman,” to depict his former boss.

Obama may have masked Kellman’s name because, it turns out, Kellman is an Alinskyite who may have been the person who introduced Obama to Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers.

The title of Dowd’s column, “Dreaming of a Superhero,” channeled the namesake of Obama’s book. In it, Dowd quotes Kellman’s observation of Obama: “He was not unwilling to take risks, but was just this strange combination of someone who would have to weigh everything to death and then take a dramatic risk at the end.”

Kellman was the chief of the Developing Communities Project, or DCP, an institutionally based community organization on Chicago’s South Side. He brought in Obama in 1985 to serve as the DCP’s director and a lead organizer. It was Obama’s first job in Chicago.

In Obama’s own autobiography, he writes of his first job in Chicago as a community organizer and claims the name of his boss at DCP was “Marty Kaufman.” Kaufman doesn’t exist. The DCP chief at the time was Kellman, who was reportedly trained by Saul Alinsky himself.

While Obama was at the DCP, in 1988, he was brought in to the coalition of an education project founded by Ayers’s father. Bill Ayers himself was the coalition contact at the time. Obama’s DCP position was instrumental in his joining the Ayers’s education coalition, the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools.

Who Is Behind P.S. 368’s Mandatory Arabic Program?

A flurry of news media reports last week highlighted a Harlem public elementary school that will become the first in New York to require students to study Arabic.

Entirely unreported is that the organization that co-created and funded the Arabic language program for the New York school, this column has found, maintains close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood while the group’s founder also started the Al Jazeera television network.

The Qatar Foundation International, or QFI, a nonprofit group financed by the government of Qatar, gave Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, a K-5 public school, a $250,000 grant to support the Arabic program for three years. The school’s Arabic language program was reportedly developed by QFI and the Global Language Project.

QFI, based in Washington DC, is the U.S. branch of the Qatar Foundation, founded in 1995 by Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani. Thani is still the group’s vice-chairman. Thani also launched Al Jazeera in 1996 and served as the television network’s chairman.

The Qatar foundation is close to the Muslim Brotherhood. This past January, it launched the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics under the guidance of Tariq Ramadan, who serves as the center’s director. Ramadan is the grandson of the notorious founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al Banna. Ramadan was banned from the U.S. until 2010 when the Obama administration issued him a visa to give a lecture at a New York school.

The Qatar Foundation named several institutions after Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Many regard Qaradawi as the de facto spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. The foundation instituted the Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi Scholarships and in 2009 established a research center named the Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal.

Qaradawi has personally attended scores of Qatar Foundation events, including conferences at which he served as a keynote speaker. Qaradawi achieved star status because of his regular sermons and interviews on Al Jazeera.

Two weeks ago, Qaradawi was in the news after he told Egyptian Muslims it was their religious duty to vote for one of three Islamic candidates in the country’s presidential election, describing them as the “best for Egypt” because they will “apply the Islamic Shariah and achieve justice.”

The Investigative Project on Terrorism documents that Qardaqi openly permitted the killing of American troops in Iraq and praised the “heroic deeds” from “Hamas, Jihad, Al-Aqsa Brigades, and others.

Jackie Mason Slams Obama

Comedian Jackie Mason ripped President Obama’s reported remarks that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.”

Yad L’Achim Gets Missionary Ad Pulled from Israel Radio

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Quick action by Yad L’Achim forced Israel Radio to pull a cleverly disguised missionary ad from its Russian-language programming.

The ad, which began airing two weeks ago on Radio Reka, Israel Radio’s foreign language station, set off warning bells at Yad L’Achim. The ad claimed to offer a solution to emotional distress and offered to send a booklet to listeners who called in. The name of the booklet? “The Power to Change,” with a subheading, “He changed me.”

Those who phoned in were asked to provide additional contact information and sent what turned out to be a missionary booklet that included Christian preaching urging faith in “that man.” It also called on people to be sure to “share the message of faith” with their friends.

Yad L’Achim’s counter-missionary department sprang into action, contacting its legal counsel, Doron Beckerman, who sent a letter to the management of Radio Reka demanding that they immediately pull the advertisement.

“Over the past few days you have been airing missionary ads in your broadcasts,” Beckerman wrote. “Clause 7 of the Israel Broadcasting Authority bylaws cites a list of advertisements that cannot be aired, which includes those coming from missionaries and cults. You are therefore asked to put an immediate halt to the airing of these ads, otherwise my client will be forced take all legal steps at his disposal.”

The response wasn’t late in coming. Mr. Alexander Marbin, the radio station’s direction, wrote Beckerman that he had ordered that the missionary ads be pulled.

Yad L’Achim said in response that it would continue to monitor missionary activities that aim to further their goal of persuading Jews to convert out of their religion, noting that the campaign is in full swing in many communities throughout Israel.

For more information visit www.yadlachim.org or info@yadlachim.org

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Syrian Opposition Teaming Up Radical Islamists?

Members of the Syrian opposition are pressing to openly announce an affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood at a meeting scheduled to take place in Turkey later this week, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The opposition has been plagued by infighting, with competing divisions sparring with each other since the movement was created in September. Just last week, Syrian National Council leader Burhan Ghalioun announced his resignation after major divisions within his council reached a climax two days after the coalition voted to renew his term for another three months.

The opposition stepped up its rhetoric after the Syrian government was accused of a massacre on Friday in the town of Houla, where human rights groups say at least 92 people, a third of them children, were killed. However, spokesman for the Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, Jihad Makdissi, squarely blamed the opposition for the deaths of the civilians, saying opposition fighters are using more advanced weaponry, including mortars.

Reports of the opposition possessing more sophisticated weapons come after claims that the Obama administration is coordinating arms shipments to the opposition. U.S. officials have stated that the White House is providing non-lethal aid to the Syrian rebels while Middle Eastern security officials told this column that the U.S. has been working with Arab countries to ensure the opposition in Syria is well armed. Last week, the Washington Post reported that the U.S is helping to bring more and better weapons to Syria’s rebels, including anti-tank weaponry.

Meanwhile, one Egyptian security official told this column there is a growing collaboration between the Syrian opposition and al Qaeda as well as evidence that the opposition is sending weapons to jihadists in Iraq. The purported cooperation extends to recent suicide attacks and bombings in Damascus and Homs.

The military official said that Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al Qaeda arms:

● Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al Qaeda militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese;

● Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al Qaeda banner;

● Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al Qaeda group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria.

The Egyptian official said there is evidence that the Syrian opposition is transferring some weapons to jihadist allies in both northern Lebanon and Iraq. Any weapons transfers to Iraq could potentially be used against the Iraqi government and U.S. or international interests in that country.

Koran-Burning Pastor Announces Presidency Run

Not one to shy away from controversy or the media spotlight, Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones has announced he is running for president as a write-in independent candidate with a platform that includes legalizing hemp and deporting all illegal aliens.

Jones emailed this reporter his presidential platform, or what he calls “Seven points to save America.” Among them:

● “Deport all illegals. We must immediately begin the deportation of the 20 million illegal aliens living in our country.”

● “Legalize hemp. Hemp is a plant that can be grown in our fields in America. It is friendly to the environment, and because it is a plant that is grown, it is unlimited.”

Occupy Movement Embraces Anarchism

Occupy has now officially embraced violent anarchism, declaring such tactics the future of the anti-capitalist movement’s revolution.

Last month, this column reported that Occupy had partnered with anarchy groups to engage in joint “direct action” at the May Day protests earlier this month. Now Adbusters magazine has declared anarchy action “a tactical innovation that suggests the future of Occupy.”

Adbusters has been behind Occupy since the movement’s onset. The radical publication is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The Adbusters website serves as one of two central hubs for Occupy’s online planning. Adbusters is funded by the George Soros-financed Tides Center.

In an article entitled, “Battle for the Soul of Occupy,” the activist magazine criticized Occupy’s collaboration with unions and labor groups as insufficient to make progress, while crediting anarchists with taking the Occupy movement to the next stage of revolution. Abusters declares that “anarchist occupiers are energized and their visceral tactics are attracting members.”

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

PA Willing To Release ‘Collaborator’ For A Price

The Palestinian Authority has secretly requested that Israel release the bodies of 100 terrorists in exchange for the freedom of a Palestinian reportedly held in jail for selling property to Jews, this column has learned.

Last month, the PA reportedly sentenced to death Muhammad Abu Shahala, a former PA intelligence officer, for a real estate transaction in the ancient Jewish community of Hebron. Under the framework of the PAs legal system, selling land to Jews is considered a capital offense.

Israeli diplomatic sources revealed that the PA passed a message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing willingness to free Shahala if the Jewish state releases the bodies of 100 Palestinians killed while fighting Israel. The message was sent through Ayoob Kara, a Druze politician who is Israel’s Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee. Following requests from Hebron’s Jewish community, Kara had inquired with the PA about Shahala’s status and well-being.

Officially, the PA denies the reports that it sentenced Shahala to death and has been less than forthcoming about exactly where the former intelligence official is being held. Dmitry Diliani, a spokesperson for the PA, referred this reporter to the Palestinian prison in Hebron, which in turn directed a request to the PA’s Ministry of Justice. The Justice Ministry did not return a comment before publication.

According to multiple reports, Shahala was tortured prior to a hasty trial in which he was found guilty of selling his Hebron property to Jews. Over the years, scores of Palestinians have been put to death in judicial and extrajudicial killings after being accused of selling land to Jews.

Hebron’s Jewish community has been at the forefront of the fight for Shahala’s freedom. Hebron spokesmen David Wilder and Noam Arnon wrote an appeal addressed to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President of the European Council of the EU Herman Van Rompuy, and other international officials. Wilder said he didn’t hear back from Clinton, Ki-moon or other international human rights officials contacted about the case.

Founder Of Radical Group Called ‘Great’ By Obama

The protest group that stormed President Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters earlier this week was founded by a Communist sympathizer recently named by Obama as a “great” reformer.

Dozens of protesters slipped past security guards on Friday and ran up escalators at the Obama Chicago campaign headquarters to kick off what they called a “Week Without Capitalism.” Eight protesters, cheered by other demonstrators, were reportedly led out in handcuffs after they refused to clear the lobby.

The protest was reportedly organized by the Catholic Worker Movement, or CWM, founded by the late radical Dorothy Day, a journalist who wrote for Marxist newspapers. CWM protests capitalism as an economic system that is “far from God’s justice” and calls for “a withdrawal from the capitalist system so far as each one is able to do so.” CWM calls for the nonviolent destruction of capitalist society to rebuild a socialist utopia.

Discover The Networks notes that CWM recommends “a complete rejection of the present social order”; “a withdrawal from the capitalist system so far as each one is able to do so”; and “a non-violent revolution to establish an order more in accord with Christian values.” Such measures are to be used, according to CWM, to create a “new society within the shell of the old” – “a cooperative social order” of “communitarianism” without “extremes of wealth and poverty.”

This February, Obama used the annual National Prayer Breakfast to uphold Dorothy Day as a great reformer. Declared Obama: “Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Abraham Heschel – the majority of great reformers in American history did their work not just because it was sound policy, or they had done good analysis, or understood how to exercise good politics, but because their faith and their values dictated it, and called for bold action – sometimes in the face of indifference, sometimes in the face of resistance.”

Day is known for her motto: “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

Raided Chicago Apartment Belongs To Occupy Leader

The resident of the Chicago apartment raided by police in an alleged terror bust related to the city’s NATO summit is the spokesperson for Occupy Chicago, this column has learned.

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