Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

Six Crises 4

My latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises, was about Nixon’s controversial fund, which became an issue in his 1952 run for Vice-President and inspired him to give the Checkers speech on national television.  While Nixon was accused … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Politics

Phinehas and Corpse Contamination

Phinehas was a son of Aaron, the High Priest.  In Numbers 25:7-8, Phinehas kills with a javelin an Israelite man who brazenly brought a Midianite woman into the presence of Moses and the congregation of Israel, along with the Midianite … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Leviticus, Numbers, Rabbinics, Religion