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Go and Do Likewise

In the Old Testament, the Book of Leviticus teaches not to “seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people,” but to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This verse prompted an exchange between a lawyer and Jesus that appears in…

Judges, Jackson, and the Cherokee

In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, using the pseudonym Publius, authored a total of 85 editorials promoting the adoption of a United States Constitution—what came to be known as The Federalist. Hamilton, who…

The Secret Life of Moe Berg

In 1903, the American and National Leagues united to form Major League Baseball (“MLB”). By agreement among the team owners, player contracts included a “reserve clause,” binding players to the same team throughout their careers—unless they…

A Country Doctor

In the New Testament, John 5:1-9 relates a story of a man who had been an invalid of 38 years and had hoped to get his turn at the Bethesda healing pool. The people believed that an Angel of the Lord periodically caused the water to stir…