How does one come to love and fear God? Maimonides wrote in his halachic code, the Mishnah Torah, in chapter 2 of Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah, that if you want to achieve the love and fear of God – or what today we might call awe and a sense of wonder – then study natural science.
The crime was breathtaking in its audacity. Dozens of well-heeled parents paid millions of dollars to help their children cheat their way into top American colleges, including Yale, Stanford, UCLA and Georgetown. Parents paid middlemen to fake college test scores, bribe universities’ athletic coaches, and fake students’ athletic credentials. The years-long scheme came crashing down on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, when federal prosecutors charged 50 people with bribery and corruption counts.