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Audio: Here Come The Americans? World War I and the Syrian Conflict

It all started back on Tish B'Av of 1914.
9/3/2013, 9:00 AM

A7 Radio's "ASK THE RABBI!" with Rabbi Pinchas Winston
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If the anarchist who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria knew that his act would lead to World War I, would he have still done it? Unlikely, but then again, how could he have known that such a singular act could lead to such a complex result? That's why American warships facing Syria is a good reason to raise some eyebrows, especially this close to Rosh Hashanah.

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Crdit: Wiki Commons - Karl Pietzner, published in  The War of the Nations (New York), December 31, 1919. The Library of Congress - American Memory, Call number D522 .W28 1919

Rabbi Pinchas Winston is an international lecturer and acclaimed author, having published more than 25 works about Judaism. His special focus is on 'geula b'rachamim' or 'redemption through mercy'.  His website,  www.ThirtySix.org , offers videos, essays and a his library of books he has authored.   To send Rabbi Winston your questions to be answered on the show, email:  PWinston@ThirtySix.org
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