Historical Reflections

The Faith of a Founding Father

It was in 1957 when The Jewish Forum in New York printed a small forty-one page hardcover book titled “The Religion of Benjamin Franklin.” The author was prominent Manhattan physician Dr. Harry Cohen, who dedicated his book to his friend Eleanor Roosevelt, who, “by...

Jerusalem Day and the Prophet Daniel

Today, May 22, 2020, coincides with Iyar 28th on the Jewish calendar, and Iyar 28th on the Jewish calendar marks the day that Jerusalem was reunited, and the Jewish people regained control of the Old City in June of 1967. Could it be that the miraculous events of June...

A Colonial Enigma: Natives and Newcomers

“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations.”The Book of Genesis 17:4 On New Year’s Day of 1812, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson resumed a correspondence, and a friendship, interrupted by eight years of personal...

None of These Diseases… A lesson from history.

“The Europeans were able to conquer America not because of their military genius, or their religious motivation, or their ambition, or their greed. They conquered it by waging unpremeditated biological warfare.”---Howard Simpson, Invisible Armies: The Impact of...

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