Author Archives: Karen Kataline

Why not a Fourth of July Seder?

In recent years, a growing number of voices including those of Dennis Prager—who will speak at next week’s Western Conservative Summit—Colorado’s own David Kopel have suggested that America is in grave and immediate need of a Fourth of July Seder.

Even secular Jews know what a Seder is. They remember it from childhood as that ridiculously long meal in which at least one person wants to know how long it’ll be ‘til we eat and three more provide a detailed analysis of the consistency of the matzoh balls. Continue reading

Self–sufficiency can stop the bribery

Bismarck, Prussia’s Iron Chancellor, once said, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” In the case of the current government, bound and determined to take over our health care system regardless of public opposition, never have so many Americans been privy to the making of sausage—and it hasn’t been pretty. One must wonder if this much bribery and corruption are in plain view, what must be going on behind the scenes? Continue reading