I recently viewed an episode of Gangland on The History Channel. This particular show, which documents the rise of the younger members of the Imperial Klan of America (or KKK), really roused my anger. I thought, "How could people be so ignorant and foolish?" Can't they just accept that the United States has always been an ethnically, religiously, and ideologically diverse country?
If you read only one book about the Sabbath, it should be Abraham Joshua Heschel's 1951 classic
As an adolescent, I had a lot in common with my youngest brother in terms of my approach to my faith.