Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Finding The Off Switch: Four Reasons I Observe Shabbat

This terrific piece by Peter Himmelman appeared in Forbes. Peter is a musician and businessman and also the son-in-law of Bob Dylan the musical icon of the 60s: “With the pace of technology and its demand for our attention increasing month-to-month, comes the challenge of occasionally leaving it behind. I’ve found some answers in my […]

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Regular listeners to my podcast know that I’ve been explaining this to you for a long while already. Today, beautiful validation in a Wall Street Journal story you’ll enjoy. Doomsday Climate Scenarios Are a Joke One study says world GDP will drop 20% by 2100, but Iceland and Mongolia will be rich beyond imagining. By

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How the world REALLY works: What is money?

Money is our oldest medium of systematic communication allowing stable communities of productive people to exchange information about trustworthiness, value, productivity, and even need. Money represents the promise of one party to deliver goods or services to another on demand. It is ultimately not a material but a spiritual matter. When trust collapses, so does

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Dreadful Weather

The powerful storms that we have watched battering cities, islands, farms, and every kind of human habitation have brought pain and suffering. They have also exposed human heroism and sadly also human venality and evil. The one thing they haven’t done is “prove” the evils of climate change, global warming, or the need for the

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Your Next Postcard = The Transcontinental Railroad of The 1860s

When the Golden Spike was driven in the spring of 1869 to join the railroad that came from the east to that which came from the west where they met in Utah, a new era of human productivity began. Anything that facilitates human connection brings positive results whether it was the telegraph in 1844 or

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Forget Father’s Day & Dismiss Mother’s Day

I know that neither of those two calendar highlights are close to us which makes this a good time to reconsider them in the cold light of clinical analysis. Why does the culture make such a big deal about these two arbitrary days while nobody thinks of establishing a Husband’s Day and a Wife’s Day?

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Happy 4th! Gaze Up At Those Fireworks Towards The Heavens

NUMBERS 21:10 And Moses made a snake of copper, and put it up high on a pole, and it came to pass, that if a snake had bitten anyone, when he looked at the serpent of copper, he lived. ANCIENT JEWISH WISDOM (Rashi) …and does a copper snake really have the power to cure? Of

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Do You Know Who Is Fighting America’s Real War?

Back in the 90s I wrote a book, America’s Real War. In it I demonstrated how a deep canyon cuts through American culture. On one side are all those who believe that Biblically-based Judeo Christian values are vital for our nation’s survival. On the other side are those who view such values as primitive obstructions to

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Wishing those injured by gunshot in Alexandria this morning, a full & speedy recovery

Yes, I know…If only 1/100th of 1% of Americans are crazy, (that’s one person in 10,000, and you know from looking around you that is is higher than that, right?) and every really crazy person acts out abominably only once each year, we ought to have about 85 really crazy bad incidents every day. So

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Well Done, Mr. Trump

The so-called Paris accord is nothing but a poorly concealed attempt to confiscate money from the pockets of hard working Americans for distribution to corrupt kleptocracies in the ‘Developing World’. Note that the only reason so many “Developing Countries” signed up was promises of American cash. America was intended to be one of the biggest

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