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Overview There is a tug of war going on for the future of America. At one end of the rope are those who think America is a secular nation; at the other end are those who believe religion is at the root of our country's foundation. In this paperback release of the thought-provoking America's Real War, renowned leader and speaker Rabbi Daniel Lapin encourages America to re-embrace the Judeo-Christian values on which our nation was founded, and logically demonstrates why those values are crucial to America's strength in the new millennium.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.84" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1601420404 ISBN13 9781601420404
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More About Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Rabbi Daniel Lapin is a businessman, author, syndicated talk radio host, and speaker. He is the president of Toward Tradition, a nonprofit educational organization, and the founder of Cascadia Business Institute. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Enterprise, the Washington Times, and others. He and his wife, Susan, are enthusiastic sailors and live on Mercer Island, Washington, where they homeschool their seven children.
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Opening Up America's Eyes Jul 30, 2008
This book is fascinating. I have read many books by conservatives, but the unique perspective offered here is by a Jewish Rabbi who sees the big picture concerning the problems in America. It is not just the Christian right that is alarmed. But Rabbi Labin takes us to the root cause of what's happening in America. Liberals oppose anything that comes from the Word of God. If God says the man is to be the head of the house, then the NOW movement fights against such a view. Men have been made into 2nd class citizens.
When he shares that one reporter spoke of him by saying, "He is not really Jewish." I suspect that the Women's lib movement would point to Phyllis Schaffley and say, "She's not really a woman." Or prehaps the NAACP would look at Clarance Thomas and say, "He's not really a black man." It seems that those who disagree with the liberal humanist movement are simply classified as "non-persons".
If you look at the leftist agenda it is clear that all that they are for is the reverse of what God has forbidden and all they are against is the reverse of what God has commanded.
I wish every person in this country could read this book with an open mind. "Let God be true and all men liars." Whenever a statement opposes the Word of God, those backing that statement are liars. Also, "The fool has said in his heart there is no God." Liberated "Free" thinkers are paying a hell of a price for their stand.
His concerns are spot on. He shares his wisdom and insight in a positive non-critical manner. He puts the truth out there for you to see. May God bless this descentant of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. The is a modern day Daniel telling people the truth. It's a dangerous road we are traveling down and Rabbi Lapin explains the reasons. I urge you to read it and share it with others.
He helps Christians understand the various groups of Jewish followers. Just like Christians, they don't all see things the same way. Both groups have apostates and he reveals the difference.
A simple gentile with a Judeo-Christian worldview.
Rabbi Lapin, right-winger Jan 5, 2006
I almost totally disagree with Rabbi Lapin when it comes to politics, but this was an interesting book to see the perspective and arguments of a conservative Jew. I find the overall premise, that we need to either stick with Christianity as a basis for our laws or everything will go to hell, to be a false one. This war he has envisioned between good and evil, right-wing and left-wing (left-wing being evil) only exists in the minds of the far right. Such people can't understand what separation of church and state means, and liberalism to them is an evil ideology. I'm liberal but I wouldn't say conservatives are evil, I would just say I disagree with them. See the difference?
Just not very good Dec 1, 2005
This book is mostly void of intellectual prowess although it is quite effective and leveling mostly empty, fiery claims against liberal America. The book makes sweeping generalizations, lifts things out of there proper contexts and uses really hostile language to critique the "other side" which is basically everyone who is not a right-wing religious zealot either Jewish or Christian. ALthough it is not a poorly written book, and occasionally makes a decent point, it is nothing earth-shattering and there are definately better books about the ills of America, reading this whole thing is wasting time.
I recommend this to every liberal I know May 9, 2005
This book is one of the best books about the culture wars that I have read. I have recommended it to so many people. Rabbi Lapin is an observant Jew who explains why, as Jews, we should be supportive of the Evangelical Christian political viewpoint rather than fear it as Jews have done (I believe) for years. He argues that it's not Jews that Christians dislike (which many Jews believe (falsely). . . I can personally attest to this), but that it's liberals they dislike. . . with reason.
Rabbi Lapin explains that Jews and Christians share a Judeo-Christian value system which is threatened by liberal secularism. And, considering his convincing arguments and examples, one can only agree with this conclusion after reading this interesting and well-written book.
Jews and Christians raise their families in much the same way. Although our theologies differ, our value system is almost identical. Personally, I think, as Jews, we'd be better served if we could honestly recognize who our real friends are. Rabbi Daniel Lapin makes it perfectly clear who they are and who our real enemies are. Unfortunately, I think most Jews-- including my own relatives-- don't understand the truth of this yet.
I'd like to see this book rereleased and updated to include the last two elections and 9-11.
The War is Over: the Faithless have Won Dec 29, 2004
Though a refreshingly well-executed effort in light of some truly unreadable drivel that passes for intellectual discourse these days, the Rabbi's effort is, alas, in vain. The "War of Ideas" is pretty much over, at least as far as faith is concerned, and the faithless have won.
While it is admirable for the more articulate spokesmen for traditional religion to recall the founding of this country as an indication that America was not started as a secular nation, after reading enough such commentary one is eventually left with the burning question: if religion is, in fact, the backbone of a free society, why bother with the separation of Church and State?
What the Rabbi, and other conservative thinkers conveniently forget, is that while the US was founded by (and for) men who at least nominally practiced some formal faith, these were not, as the Rabbi would have us believe, religious fundamentalists, or zealots. The Founding Fathers were considerably more ambivalent about their sectarian faith (though not the formalities of such) than is the Rabbi, or for that matter folks like Pat Robertson. The genius of their effort was not in founding a society based on man's shared servitude to God, but rather one based on man's essential right to liberty, which is absolutely necessary for man to pursue his own individual goals by his own means, as an end onto himself, provided that his actions do not infringe on the rights of the others to do the same. Note that service to God does not require man to be free, since even an enslaved man can be made to worship a deity, just as he can, and has throughout history been, made to serve the wishes of the various pagan, religious, and collectivist thugs which societies that were NOT based on liberty and individual rights seem to have had no trouble producing in great abundance.
All in all, as we stand and contemplate our future in the early years of the new millennium surrounded by the various monumental achievements of mankind, we should be reminded that the greatest threat to that future is posed not by the ever-present secular evil, but by the most fundamental and, some could argue, the most internally consistent manifestation of faith and mysticism -- radical Islam. We will not be able to win the ideological war with these Islamists if our only philosophical argument remains: "our God can beat up your God".
For a healthy antidote to Rabbi's book check out the recent "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris.