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January 8, 2020

From the late 15th century until the middle of the 17th century, a court sat in London that became infamous for its abuses; indeed it is considered to have been the primary motivating force behind the our Fifth Amendment constitutional protections against compelled sel...

December 5, 2019

My late father once said of me:  “If there is a fact from which you can’t make money … Stuart knows it!” As a public service I begin this column with some such facts. Perhaps you can pick up a few bucks at the Blind Tiger Pub by knowing them.

Some 30,000 years ago, some...

November 5, 2019

Of late, my columns have been rather serious, dealing with difficult and challenging issues. This month, I’m taking a breather and doing something lighter.

I love horses. I have always loved horses. One of my earliest memories is of walking with my grandfather in a fiel...

October 2, 2019

I am sitting in my home on September 11th, 18 years after the atrocity that, like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, changed everything. As with just about every one of us who was sentient on that sparkling, beautiful morning in the autumn of 2001, I can remember eve...

September 9, 2019

John Adams said that “[o]ur Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” In other words, without the moral restraints that people of faith impose upon themselves, the Constitution is of little use...

July 31, 2019

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is, ‘said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which...

July 3, 2019

I write a lot about Jews, our history, our beliefs and the issues that face us. I do so, among other reasons, because I want my readers to understand the significance of the Jewish experience in the formation of the most basic principles of western civilization. I want...

June 13, 2019

In the early 1970s, we lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Every Saturday I would take my little boy, David, to Kesher Israel, the lovely little synagogue at 28th and N Streets in Georgetown. David was one of those magical kids. He began reading at the age...

June 5, 2019

For Mama Buck:

I recently had the honor of addressing the 256th annual meeting of St. Michael’s Church, the oldest church structure in Charleston. (During the American Revolution, the British used St. Michael’s steeple as their target during their artillery attack of th...

May 1, 2019

By the time that you read this, the 2019 observance of the holiday of Passover by Jews all over the world will be over. For those who are not familiar with the holiday, permit me to provide a brief primer. Passover is one of the three festivals established in the Hebre...

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Charleston’s beacon by the sea

October 2, 2019

Both long-term residents and newcomers may readily see see the unrelenting change in coastal landscape. Some is gradual; some is swift and dramatic. I...

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