Author Archives: jrlclemson

School Shootings and Israel

“When terrorists attacked a school in Maalot in 1974, Israel did not declare every school a gun-free zone. It passed a law mandating armed security in schools, provided weapons training to teachers and today runs frequent active shooter drills. There … Continue reading

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Truman, Trump and Trumah

In Efrat, Israel, live inspirational friends with whom Renee and I spent a few nights in 2015, and with whom we expect to spend a few more nights this summer, including a Shabbat.  The husband, born in Chicago, recently wrote … Continue reading

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Trump’s great gifts to Israel and America

Caroline Glick wrote in Jerusalem Post, “With his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump gave a Hanukka gift to the Jewish people. But he also gave a Christmas gift to the American people. “Trump’s … Continue reading

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The Muslim reaction to recognizing Jerusalem

“The Muslim reaction to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital shows the true violent face of Islam. Buckle your seat belts. Mark Langfan writes in Arutz Sheva, that “We are repeatedly scolded for not agreeing to the opinion that “Islam is a … Continue reading

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No-till Gardening

In 1970 while on Sabbatical study leave at Landbouwhogeschool, the Dutch Agricultural University, in Wageningen, mentor Kees (C. T.) de Wit obm showed me a pasture where the only tillage for multiple years had been slit seeding of grasses and … Continue reading

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Parable of the Haircut

A Modern Parable One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.  After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist … Continue reading

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NY Times to critics – shut up

Jack Englehard in Israel National News They hired her to monitor the paper’s integrity…and they fired her for doing her job. She had two strikes against her. One – she criticized The New York Times first for publishing an op-ed … Continue reading

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Dear Friend, If it is to be lived with purpose, life is a delicate balancing act of body and soul, heaven and earth. It requires two feet firmly upon the ground and a clear head high up in the air. … Continue reading

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Fragrance is a gift of God, as long as it comes from nature, e.g. a rose, a broken egg, the seashore, a fart, a lemon, a thunderstorm, a mint leaf, a freshly plowed field, or freshly mown hay, and those … Continue reading

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