There are many lessons one can learn from the horrific carnage which took place in California last week. For instance, I am amazed at the difference in how certain people view the concept of “inspiration.” A quick Google search of the words “Inspire Judaism” brought me to a website of “Project Inspire.” The webpage states its goal is: “to awaken and
As I write these words, The New England Patriots football team is about to observe a ‘Moment of Silence' in memory of Ezra Schwartz, a native of Sharon, MA, who was killed in a terror attack on Thursday. The Moment of Silence originates with the Quakers. Since silence contains no statements or assumptions concerning beliefs and requires
As I glanced at the news this morning I could not help but notice the headline: “Miracle Mets are Headed to the World Series!” The New York Mets would be heading to the World Series for the first time since 2000. Although it's been years since I have followed baseball, as I looked at the headline my mind waxed nostalgic as I recalled
“‘I Have a Dream’ is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement” (Wikipedia).

There has been much discussion over the years regarding the issue of entitlement. I openly admit that I speak without scientific results and without the benefit of any extensive or exhaustive research study. Nevertheless, I feel strongly that we live in a time of when the feelings of entitlement continue to grow and grow. Many people feel they 'have the right' to express themselves and their lifestyles in whatever way they want.