It is not mere coincidence that as President Trump’s impeachment inquiry was raging in the Intelligence Congressional Committee, across the ocean, in Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu was indicted on charges of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. Mr. Mandelblit happened to be an old friend and appointee of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The latter fact made the story even harder to swallow. Unfortunately, this is the state of politics in 2019.

No president in recent times has done more to change the culture of Washington than President Donald J. Trump. I believe even his critics would agree. In the process, he has been met with tremendous pushback and formidable resistance. There is no question in my mind that the president is fighting for the “soul” of America. The impeachment proceedings have more to do with a “Kulturkampf” than they do with Ukraine.

No president in recent times has done more to change the culture of Washington than President Donald J. Trump. I believe even his critics would agree. In the process he has been met with tremendous pushback and formidable resistance. There is no question in my mind that the president is fighting for the “soul” of America. The impeachment proceedings have more to do with a “Kulturkampf” than they do with the Ukraine.

There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during World War II. It is estimated that 389,292 American veterans from the war were still alive in 2019. On November 8, my beloved father-in-law, Louis Goldstein, passed away, making only 389,291 vets still alive. He was buried with full US Navy honors at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens.

Becoming a rabbi was always a dream of mine. After all, I had two older brothers , a brother-in-law, a mechutan, and a son, R’ Binyomin Yehudah, who were rabbis. It is an honor and a privilege to join them in this illustrious society. I have had so many great and erudite rabbis who have shown me the way, including Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzky, shita , Rabbi Pinchas Scheinberg, z”l, Rabbi Aron Soloveichik, z”l, Rabbi Nisson Alpert, z”l, Rabbi Amos Bunim, z”l, Rabbi Schulem Rubin, z”l, Rabbi Yehudah Bohrer, z”l, and Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, shlita, to name just a few. They have all imparted and continue to imbue great love of Torah to the Jewish people. I could never thank them enough.

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