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Nissim Dahan's Blog – December 2008 Archive (3)

We Could Argue Until The Cows Come Home...Or...

On the surface, at least, the purpose of a system of justice is to bring justice. In America, however, every defendant has the right to legal counsel. Every once in a while a sharp and crafty lawyer can get the defendant off, even if he was caught with blood on his hands. Such is the power of a persuasive argument. But is justice served when legal arguments and loopholes are used to subvert the truth?



We see unfolding before our eyes a tragedy in Gaza. Innocent civilians are losing… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on December 31, 2008 at 8:51pm — No Comments

We Have Met the Messiah and He is Us

Many religious traditions espouse the notion of the Messiah, a person who will be sent to redeem the world from sin and suffering.



In Judaism, the Hebrew Bible doesn’t really mention the idea of a personal Messiah who will end evil and usher in an age of peace. But the idea became popular as a result of rabbinic teachings, after the Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 C.E. It is understandable that in the wake of the Temple’s destruction, and the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on December 26, 2008 at 5:12pm — 4 Comments

What Does Mumbai Mean?

I don’t claim any particular expertise in Indian/Pakistani relations. However, given the horrific events of recent days, I think that certain conclusions can be drawn.



1. Terrorism will not go away any time soon: Given the strong probability that there will always be various groups around the world whose members perceive themselves to be the victims of injustice, and given that as few as 10 men, acting in tandem, and with scant resources, could wreak such havoc in a huge… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on December 5, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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