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May 24, 2019, 7:00 AM
Popular Pastor Eric Thomas Blames Women for Being Murdered
BuzzFeed News recently exposed motivational speaker Tony Robbins for berating female victims of sexual assault and rape (as well as alleged sexual harassment). But he's not the only popular motivational speaker who thinks women should be blamed for falling...
Feb 19, 2018, 8:13 PM
Racist Religious Incitement for Purim
The latest issue (1264, February 16-17) of Torah Tidbits includes an article by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva, which discusses the themes of Purim and refers to modern-day Arab nations as "a sea of savages and...
Jan 30, 2018, 2:28 PM
Who is REALLY Pro-Israel This Tu B’Shevat?
Can you be pro-Israel if you don't care about the environment? Some Israel supporters and Israelis would describe US President Donald Trump as "pro-Israel.” After all, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by agreeing to transfer the US embassy there...
Dec 18, 2017, 10:00 PM
Well-Known Entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu Would Have Hosted Mussolini
When a person exhibits extreme financial ambition and wants to save the world, the latter desire often yields to the former. That seems to be the case with Tom Bilyeu, co-founder of Quest Nutrition, a company valued at over $1...
Jul 30, 2017, 12:05 PM
BDS’ Surprising New Target?
After their embarrassing failure to block Radiohead from performing in Israel (because preventing good bands from playing in Israel will surely bring world peace), I’m sure the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (#BDS) movement is looking for a new focus. I...
Mar 1, 2017, 1:36 PM
Amar’e Stoudemire backlash reveals big double standard
Israel's star hoopster got slammed for anti-gay quip, while an NBA honcho got zero blowback for his illegal slur
Jan 12, 2017, 3:20 PM
Religious Discrimination is now OK
If you feel that you just must discriminate against someone publicly, I suggest you choose a religious group. While certain types of bigotry are loudly and forcefully opposed (as they should be), today's "guardians of culture" in the media and...
Nov 27, 2016, 4:16 PM
The King Solomon story and Palestinian arson
The alleged Palestinian arson and widespread celebration of those attacks during the past week in Israel have reminded me of the central lesson from a famous story about King Solomon: If you are willing to destroy something that you claim...
Nov 23, 2016, 12:18 PM
The American Left’s Hypocrisy on Anti-Semitism
Leftists (and decent people) were justifiably outraged when Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon as chief executive of his campaign for president and then hired Bannon to be the incoming chief White House strategist. By closely working with a person who has made anti-Semitic, racist and...
May 22, 2016, 12:51 PM
I STILL Hate Lag B’Omer
Sorry. Despite the somewhat heated response to last year's blog post, I still hate the way Lag B'Omer is celebrated here in Israel. A few days ago, a mother wrote to the WhatsApp group for my 2-year-old son's daycare...
Eric Danis lives in Modi'in, Israel with his wife and three cute kids. Whenever possible, he tries to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Israel and Judaism.