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Oct 31, 2018, 2:54 PM
Hate Speech: Nothing New under the Sun
Judaism has much to say on the power words have over life and death. The Tree of Life massacre underscores this. When demagogues rile up crowds with angry words, some people feel validated and empowered to act out those words....
Jun 26, 2017, 10:12 PM
When Dykes ban Jews
That is a pretty offensive headline, I admit. But it aptly describes a very offensive incident. Here’s what happened as reported by JTA and carried in the Times of Israel, “A parade in Chicago celebrating the lesbian community banned three Jewish...
May 2, 2016, 2:48 PM
Of Livingstone, Hitler and the unmentioned Nazi Palestinian Mufti
This article is co-authored with Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs. -- In the uproar following Ken Livingstone’s comments about Hitler having been a Zionist “before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews” a crucial point has not been raised:...
Sep 23, 2014, 11:57 AM
The Lancet’s indefensible defense of antisemitic David Duke promoters
Here is one of those seemingly difficult dilemmas for which, upon reflection, there is but a single moral choice. You are an editor of an internationally renowned peer-reviewed medical journal whose primary capital is trust among its readers. This trust...
Jun 16, 2014, 9:51 AM
Presbyterians can enflame conflict or be peacemakers
This week in Detroit at their biennial General Assembly, members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have a profound choice to make: to be peacemakers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or to become participants in the dispute. Presbyterians have a unique opportunity...
Mar 10, 2014, 10:49 AM
Christ at the Checkpoint’s government enablers
Taxpayers are helping bankroll a conference that revives medieval theology to serve anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist aims
Feb 11, 2014, 9:13 PM
Peace is not born from a place of hate
From a place of hate peace will not emerge. Yet, the Presbyterian Church’s Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) would like to convince their denomination otherwise. There is no other way to describe “Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide” released...
Dec 13, 2013, 8:55 AM
A broad tent is not an open tent
How open should campus Hillels be? This is not a trivial question, and should be treated seriously now that the Swarthmore Hillel student board, in line with a national group called “Open Hillel,” voted to defy Hillel International’s guidelines...
Nov 5, 2013, 1:35 PM
Dear UK Methodists: BDS is Immoral – Reject it
In advance of its 2014 Conference, the Methodist Church in Britain is preparing a “briefing on the arguments for and against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement” The Church invited the public to contribute responses in order to...
Sep 29, 2013, 2:03 PM
Why Are Christians Funding Efforts to Erase Israel?
Why are mainline Christians underwriting an event that envisions ending Jewish sovereign equality? An international consortium of Catholic and Protestant aid societies is funding a conference this week in Tel Aviv called “From Truth to Redress: Realizing the Return...