Sheldon Richman returns to the show to discuss his latest article, “TGIF: Shabbos with Zaide” about his relationship with his grandfather, originally published in 1989. Richman describes his childhood growing up in conservative/orthodox community in Philadelphia and how his grandfather influenced his religious and political views. Richman then describes the history of the creation of Israel and the debate within the Jewish community over the legitimacy or expediency of the creation of a Jewish state. Richman then recalls the influence Roy Childs Jr. had on him as a thinker and writer and how learning about the Deir Yassin massacre opened his eyes to the reality of the creation of the state of Israel.
Check out Scott’s Patreon page.