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What Are Men For?

In July 1944, when my paternal grandfather was a little younger than I am now, he witnessed the near-destruction by Allied bombers and artillery of the old city of Caen, in Normandy. At that point he had been a soldier for six years and had seen some brutal action during the initial landings in . . . . Continue Reading »

From Boys to Men

Rabbi Lamm urges us to invite our young men to join the community of adults by engaging them in conversations centering on matters of substance, through which we can initiate them into the community of the faithful. Continue Reading »

Manual Manhood

I met men for the first time when I was eleven years old. My father left me with them. He was an academic. I don’t know much about what he did for the University at Buffalo, and later Washington University in St. Louis. When he was at work, he wasn’t with us. But he wasn’t around much when he . . . . Continue Reading »

The Taming of the Beau

Woman was not made to save civilization, nor to civilize man. She was made to be a companion to him, a necessary ally. But as we see throughout Scripture, since sin entered the world woman can function as either his ally or his opponent. Continue Reading »

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