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Simpleton Ideas

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)



By Gary Konecky

 

 

Years ago, in response to a child being sexually molested, the politicians created Megan's Law. Megan’s Law was a simpleton solution to a complex problem. Rather than addressing the problem, which would be how best to treat and control those prone to prey sexually on children, they created a publicly accessible database of sexual offe...

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A Study in Contrast: Joseph in Ancient Egypt vs. Our Politicians in Washington, DC

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

By Gary Konecky

 

 

One of the ways to evaluate things is to compare how people respond in somewhat similar situations. With this thought in mind, let us compare the actions of Joseph (as Viceroy of ancient Egypt) during a famine where people were hungry and in need of food with those of our politicians in Washington,DC,during an economic downturn where people are hungry and in need of...

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Getting it wrong

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

 

 

The most destructive force in the world is religion. The most powerful force for good in the world is religion. Religion is a two edged sword and depending on who is wielding it, it is either a force for good, or a force for evil. With this thought in mind, I come to what passes for biblical literacy and religious practice in the United State...

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Immaturity and politics

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)


By Gary Konecky

 

 

Recently, I attended a Jewish religious class on the Laws of Family Purity. Greatly simplifying, these laws primarily center around a woman's menstrual cycle and when sexual relations between a husband and wife are prohibited as a result of the woman’s cycle.

 

 

Please note that the subject of these laws is something that only wo...

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Thoughts for an Election Year

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

As we are in the home stretch of another election year, now seems to be a good time to reflect on the qualities that one should expect in their elected officials.  Now also seems a good time to discuss what the role of government should be.  The Torah, the Talmud, and the rabbinic commentaries address these very issues. 

 

An important quality in elec...

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Who Will Be Going To Heaven?

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)


By Gary Konecky

 

Today we have two sets of contestants for the Kingdom of Heaven.  Only one fortunate set will inherit their place in the Kingdom of Heaven. The other contestant will be sentenced to something not nearly as nice, nor as rewarding.

 

Our first contestant for entry to the Kingdom of Heaven is a nasty old man.  This old man hates...

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What kind of society are we?

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

   By Gary Konecky


There are days that I am truly amazed by what goes on. Today is one of them.


In the last month or so, three instances came to my attention that I think speak volumes about our society.  The first instance is recounted in

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What is a Gay Life Worth?

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky


Year ago, in The Village in New York City, then a gay ghetto, there was a rash of violent attacks on gay men.  The response of the City of New York, including its police force was to do nothing. The situation reached the point that the gay community was forced tot ake action and to organize street patrols. The community also organized marches and demonstrations against the violence an...

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What type of community are we?

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


By Gary Konecky

 

I travel in unusually broad circles, both religiously and sexually.  Among my travels, I encounter members of various sexual minority communities.  People in these communities are usually the victim of discrimination and bigotry by our society.  As a result, members of some of these communities profess mutual respect for the other members of their community. They t...

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The Cost of Bullying and Harassment

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

By Gary Konecky

For several years now, we have seen an unfortunate series of news reports about children committing suicide as a result of bullying an dharassment. 

 

‘Aboth D'Rabbi Nathan (chapter 31 verse 2) discusses a teaching from the mishnah (Sanhedrin 4:5). That teaching is that one who saves a life is credited as if that person saved an entire wor...

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