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c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Rudin is the Senior Interreligious Adviser of the American Jewish Committee.) (UNDATED) Whenever a world leader _ even a dictator _ dies, commentators invariably employ such words as “stability,” “steadfastness” and “patriotic” to describe the deceased. This happened when Syria’s president, Hafez al-Assad, died recently in Damascus. Although Assad […]