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Letter from radio listener

There are several ways in which people communicate with me. Some call in to my radio show on Sundays (415) 808-5600 at KSFO San Francisco, while others email me from either www.rabbidaniellapin.com or from www.towardtradition.org Either way, I do get the email, read it all, and respond to about 25% even if the response is […]

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Environmental Fundamentalism is a Religion

With little attention, Television Week and Variety, the Hollywood trade magazine, recently announced something that simply fascinates me here: Sundance Channel, which is a joint venture of actor Robert Redford, NBC Universal, and Viacom’s Showtime Networks will soon launch Sundance Channel Green, a weekly show on environmental topics. I wasn’t shocked to read that Sundance

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Watching Seattle Mariners beating the Yankees

Last night my daughter, Miriam, and I joined over 40,000 other fans of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle. We watched from the sky-suite of The Crocker Group as Adrian Beltre gave the Mariners a victory over the New York Yankees in a heart-stopping, game-winning home run in the ninth inning. Last night’s

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The American Prospect notes my TBN tv appearance

The American Prospect— “An authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics” founded by former Clinton administration official, Robert Reich, among others, commented on one of my Trinity Broadcasting Network appearances. They dislike Pastor John Hagee whom I regard as an American patriot, a great Christian

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Honored to be guest speaker for Senator Rick Santorum

Last night, at a beautiful home on the shores of Lake Washington, deeply committed leaders of the ‘faith and family’ community, a few dozen couples, gathered to raise funds and offer encouragement to Senator Rick Santorum (R) Pennsylvania. The senator is facing a difficult challenge for his senate seat. Not only is he a passionate

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A Safer Society for All

The words “A safer society for all” aren’t my own. They are quoted by the Seattle Times as being said by Dayna Klein, one of the women shot at the Jewish Federation building of Seattle about three weeks ago. I certainly am sorry for her suffering and share her goal of having a safer society.

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As I remember Lebanon, well, Christian Lebanon actually.

While I was a young student at the yeshiva of Kfar Chassidim, a 45 minute bus ride from the Haifa railway station, back in the 60s, Lebanon played an important role in the most cherished of all student pranks.Pranks for me carried a high price at this famed yeshiva because the elder eminence at the

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Why mostly Muslims seem to kill over cartoons, or pretty much anything else

Callers to my radio show www.ksfo.com frequently ask me why Muslims are so quick to kill. Before anyone knew that the name of the pistol-packing shooter at Seattle’s Jewish Federation building on July 28th was Naveed Afzal Haq, it was not hard to guess that he was a son of the desert. If one hears

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