Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by A Woman Preacher

Barbara Brown Taylor is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Watch a biograpical video of Barbara Brown Taylor at PBS.


Barbara Brown Taylor (born September 21, 1951) is an American Episcopal priest, professor, author and theologian and is one of the United States’ best known preachers.[1][2] In 2014, the TIME magazine placed her in its annual TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world. [3]

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Yeats on Talent

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Noah Sets the Example

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Inspirational Polish Proverb of the Day: The Greatest Love

Inspirational Yiddish Proverb of the Day: Fools vs. Wise Men

Seems about right. Translation: Keep the other guy guessing.

Inspirational Jewish Quote of the Day: One by Meir Kahane

Everyone the world over loves and respects Jews. Right?


Meir David Kahane (Hebrew: מאיר דוד כהנא‎‎) (/kəˈhɑːnə/; August 1, 1932 – November 5, 1990) was an American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi, ultra-nationalist politician, teacher, and writer, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish militant and far right-wing political groups.[1] He was an ordained Orthodox rabbi, and later served as a member of the Israeli Knesset.[2]

Kahane spent years reaching out to Jews through published works, weekly articles, speeches, and debates on college campuses and in synagogues throughout the United States, and appearances on various televised programs and radio shows. He gained recognition as an extreme advocate for Jewish causes, such as organizing defense squads and patrols in Jewish neighborhoods and demanding the Soviet Union release its oppressed Jews.[3] He later became known in the United States and Israel for supporting violence against enemies of the Jewish people, calls for emergency Jewish mass migration to Israel due to a potential “second Holocaust” in the United States, proposing that Israel’s democracy be reserved for its Jewish citizens, and, hopefully, eventually adopt Jewish religious law,[4] and endorsing the annexation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.[5]

Kahane founded the Jewish Defense League (JDL) in the United States, as well as the Israeli political party Kach (“Thus”). In 1971, he was convicted for conspiracy to manufacture explosives.[10] In 1984, he became a member of the Knesset, when Kach gained one seat in parliamentary elections. In 1988, after polls showed Kach gaining popularity, the Israeli government banned Kach for being “racist” and “anti-democratic” under the terms of an ad hoc law.[9]

Kahane was assassinated in a Manhattan hotel by an Arab gunman in November 1990.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: An Ironic Swedish Proverb

Swedes honor their ancestors by giving away their country to Muslims? Tragic! They should have paid attention to their own proverb.