In 2017, we live in a world where there's a daily war on information and "emes." Words like “fake news” and “alternative facts” are flying around. It seems like many years ago when fake news was unusual when baseball player Roger Clemens said that he "misremembered" critical facts when he was questioned about
In his book “Other People’s Money and How Bankers Use It,” Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote, “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Shining a spotlight on an issue can expose and reveal corruption
Most people when they hear the word ‘myth’ they automatically assume that we dealing with ‘fake-facts’ as opposed to objective truths. Wikipedia’s definition: “A myth is any traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural
As rabbis and educators, you are expected to be learned and knowledgeable about ancient Jewish wisdom and be able to share it with a contemporary audience. To that end, many rabbis and educators do their best to follow current events.
I can recall the cab ride many years ago. As I entered the cab in Yerushalayim almost a score of years ago, I was more than a little nervous. With all of the rhetoric and rancor about rabbis and Chareidim being tossed around in the media at that point in time, I was concerned that with my obvious Chareidi-rabbinic appearance that perhaps my secular-looking cab-driver would be less than appreciative of me. Therefore, when I entered the cab I