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Tzaddiks, fathers, and sons

On a recent day off occasioned by some evil thing fastening upon me and laying me temporarily low, I re-read Chaim Potok’s two wonderful novels, The Chosen and The Promise, […]

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Lent and the modern martyrs

Last September, on a lovely afternoon during what Poles call “Golden September,” a friend took my wife and me to Jamna, in the forests of southern Poland between the Beskidy […]

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Presidential spring training

In late December 1959, Senator John F. Kennedy was annoyed by a news report that he was committed to running for president. Which, of course, he was — as everyone […]

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The end of the Anglican Communion

There’s an Anglican church, St. Luke’s, a few blocks up Old Georgetown Road from my parish in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. St. Luke’s recently posted a large sign […]