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  •  Gmar Hatimah Tovah (3+ / 0-)

    The prophetic portion from the book of Isaiah chanted at the Yom Kippur morning service says it all. It is one of my favorite readings, one which I have sung several times. It is Judaism's version of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, in a nutshell. Fasting means nothing unless one helps the poor, the widow, and frees the bonds of oppression. Again, as I previously said, I hope Majority Leader Cantor plays close attention to this reading. How he can reconcile cutting Medicare, Social Security, and denying health care for the uninsured is beyond me. Again, Gmar Hatimah Tovah, or may you have a good sealing in the Book of Life, for a year of peace, health, and success. For my uptake on progressive political doings, my view of Tikkun Olam, read  this

    •  In the 1850's (2+ / 0-)
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      Senator Judah Benjamin of Louisiana gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor praising the wonders of slavery.  Senator Benjamin Wade, Republican of Ohio, rose and said, simply,

      You have the blood of Moses and the heart of Pharaoh.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 04:24:38 PM PDT

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