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Homeless Jesus

Homeless Jesus How fitting and proper it is to welcome the “Homeless Jesus” statue to Buffalo, New York. While this may serve to convey a public awareness to the plight of the homeless, I see another very relevant connection for this fine piece of art. One can look to the very brief moment when Jesus was born in the environs of Bethlehem, but the real homelessness transpired when the people of Jesus, the Jewish people, were driven from their ancestral home by the Romans in 70 A.D. In 1948, in the aftermath of the Shoah, the world witnessed the miraculous […]

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JEWISH IDENTITY BRINGS WORLD REDEMPTION

During my teen years I often fought with my father over having to attend Shul (synagogue) functions long after Bar Mitzvah.   I wasn’t happy about his decision to compel my brothers and I to attend when he never did.  My father of blessed memory was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who lost his entire family.  As far as he was concerned, God too died at Auschwitz.  Whenever we lodged a protest and brought up the seeming hypocrisy of his exempting himself, we always received the same answer; “I want you to know who you are and who your people are.”  This […]

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