Family matters: to leave your wealth to your children or not to leave?

From the news media: “I don’t plan to leave any money to my children,” the Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman recently announced. Mr. Fridman, a Jewish businessman who made his money in oil, banking and telecoms, isn’t exactly known for penny-pinching. A prolific philanthropist, he helped found the Russian Jewish Congress in 1996 and is aContinue reading “Family matters: to leave your wealth to your children or not to leave?”

Judeo-Christian moral principles vs. “Social justice” ideology

In essence, the current US Presidential election battles are the battles for defending the country’s Judeo-Christian moral principles from the assault of “Social justice” warriors. If the “Social justice” warriors win, the injustice in our society will rise as is easily seen when the Judeo-Christian principles for family, equality and morality are compared with similarContinue reading “Judeo-Christian moral principles vs. “Social justice” ideology”

Judaism by reason and by prayer

By now, two things are almost scientifically proven: (1) the human behavior, which defines human moral principles, is steered by individual genes’ combination, and (2) the great majority of Jews have common genes’ combination, which steers their behavior along the moral lines defined as Judaism. This statement does not contradict the basic belief in Judaism:Continue reading “Judaism by reason and by prayer”

Cherishing special relations with God, the Jews have to nurture special relations with the Christians

Yes, Christians did not treat the Jews nicely or fairly in the historic past. We the Jews remember the calamities of our Christian-led expulsion from many countries such as Spain, Portugal, England, and France. We remember our Christian-led pogroms in the Tsarist Russia. We have survived all those calamities with the hope that someday theContinue reading “Cherishing special relations with God, the Jews have to nurture special relations with the Christians”

We cannot mitigate the force of antisemitism if we wrongly define its roots

Recently I have addressed this subject in a post “The rabbi is wrong on the roots of anti-Semitism”. However, the newly revealed acts of anti-Semitism in Europe moved me to address this subject again. From the news media: Writing in The Telegraph on 3rd May, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis addresses the problem of anti-Semitism onContinue reading “We cannot mitigate the force of antisemitism if we wrongly define its roots”

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