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Kurt Stone is a rabbi, writer, lecturer, political activist, professor, actor, and medical ethicist. A true "Hollywood brat" (born and raised in the film industry), Kurt was educated at the University of California, the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and the Hebrew Union College, Stone holds a B.A. in American Political History, a Master of Hebrew Letters, and a Doctor of Divinity. A resident of South Florida for nearly 30 years, he is currently spiritual leader of the North Broward Havurah in Coral Springs.

Kurt has published 2 major works in the field of American political history: the 2001 best-selling "The Congressional Minyan: The Jews of Capitol Hill," (KTAV) and most recently, "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Members of Congress" (Scarecrow Press.) This latter work investigates the lives, careers, and accomplishments of the 200 Jewish men and women who have served in Congress throughout American history. Kurt contributed nearly 40 essays to the Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture (2009, Greenwood Press), and has written extensively for the new Encyclopaedia Judaica.
From the late 1960s to the late 1970s, Kurt served on the staffs of various office holders including Alaska Senator Mike Gravel and California Governor Jerry Brown. In this latter position, working in conjunction with Bill Press, he published "As Their Land Is: A Theology of Ecology."


Stone teaches courses in American Political History, Biography and Cinema at both Florida Atlantic and Florida International University. He received Florida Atlantic University's "Lecturer of Excellence" Award in April 2005.

A widely sought-after lecturer, Stone gives more than 175 lectures a year. Anyone wishing to book Kurt should contact his agent, Art Galietti at One Take Productions, 954-493-7889
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The Rev. Fred Phelps, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 23, 2014
Fred Phelps Meets His Maker . . . Sort Of The Rev. Fred Phelps passed away on Thursday. I wonder what HIS reception will be like in the world beyond . . .
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Rechanneling of Will Rogers Will Rogers -- the John Stuart of 1920s-30s America -- once quipped that he belonged to no organized political party . . . that he was a Democrat. Seems like today's Republicans have rechanneled Rogers. Boy, are they ever disorganized!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2013
Crist Almighty What do Boston's victory in the World Series and Charlie Crist's running for governor have in common? Read on . . .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 20, 2013
Los Teaparty Berrincheros In colloquial Spanish Tea Party folks on Capitol Hill would be referred to as "los berrincheros" -- spoiled brats who throw tantrums in order to get their way. Question is, what do we do about 'em? Read on . . .
Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2013
It Was the Best of Weeks, It Was the Worst of Weeks Last week was filled with both lousy and potentially hopeful news. The question is, have we become so jaundiced that we must look for the lousy in the potentially hopeful?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 17, 2013
When is a Terrorist Attack Not a Terrorist Attack? After yesterday's massacre at the Washington Navy Yard, there will no doubt be calls for greater gun controls which in turn, will be blunted by the NRA. At the same time, they support any and all measures to thwart acts of terror. Question is, when is a terrorist attack not a terrorist attack?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 25, 2013
Vin Scully: Shakespeare Wtih a Mic The Dodgers just announced that Vin Scully will return to the radio booth for a 65th season in 2014. Vin is to radio what Shakespeare was to literature: simply the best there ever has been.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2013
Naming Names A Tennessee Magistrate says a woman can't name her kid "Messiah." What about Jesus Alou?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ground Your Stand As an essay title "Ground Your Stand" is a bit too kitschy and obvious. Nonetheless, this piece deals with a serious topic: that too many people are getting their "news and views" from people and sources who really don't know what they're talking about.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 28, 2013
Where is the Outrage? Every time Kobe Bryant sinks a free throw he earns more than $14K. Every time the 113th Congress enacts a law, it costs we, the taxpayers more than $141 MILLION. So where is the outrage?
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 21, 2013
Follow the Bees With political uncertainty in Egypt, civil war in Syria and utter chaos in Washington, who should care about the plight of bees? Everyone that's who. And here's why . . .
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2013
When It Comes to Filibusters, Everyone's a Hypocrite When you're in the minority, the filibuster is a fiat from Mt. Sinai. When you're in the majority, it is the work of the devil. And when it comes to filibusters, everyone's a hypocrite.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2013
What the Tea Party Can Learn From the Muslim Brotherhood An ancient sage once taught that a truly wise person is the one who can learn something from anyone. Perhaps its time for the Tea Party to be wise and learn something . . . from the Muslim Brotherhood.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 23, 2013
The 9th Century Comes 'a Calling The Shiites are pouring into Syria in order to fight against the Sunnis. In other words, the 9th Century has come 'a calling. But what is it that has divided them for so long? Read on and learn . . .
.The Myth of the 20th Century, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 13, 2013
One Fella's Fact is Another Fool's Fable Some people deny that the Holocaust ever happened. We call them crazy, hateful, deluded . . . and worse. Some deny the reality of man-made global warming; we call them members of Congress. Indeed, "One Fella's Fact is Another Fool's Fable."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 3, 2013
They May Not Be London Bridge, But They Sure as Hell Are Falling Down The original London Bridge was in use for nearly 650 years; America's bridges should be so well-built!
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sanford & Sin William F. Buckley once noted "The only two sins which should disqualify a person for public office are pederasty and virginity." I wonder whether the sins of Sanford, Weiner, Vitter, Ensign et al would have changed his mind . . .
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 19, 2013
Health Insurance in America: Legalized Extortion Just got a letter informing me that our health insurance premium is going up 25%. We will now be paying $34,934.88 per year . . . more than we pay for our mortgage, two cars and tuition for graduate school. HELP!!
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 16, 2013
To Be Sincere Or to Fake It: That Is the Question The Republican National Committee has decided that the problem isn't with their positions . . . it's how they express those positions. Reminds me of Hawkeye, B.J. and the gang from M*A*S*H. . .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 8, 2013
If Lifeb Begins at Fertilization . . . Kansas just enacted aaw which declares that life begins at fertilization. Am I the only one who suspects that for many pro-lifers, life begins at conception (or fertilization), but ends with birth?

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