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Todd L. Pittinsky
Aug 5, 2021, 4:08 PM
Peace, Justice and Judaism Made them Do It?
Ben and Jerry Go Full Meshuga Amid tremendous blowback, Ben and Jerry have rushed to the defense of their namesake company’s decision to pull out of Israel in the perhaps most natural if not the most fit place to fight...
Aug 5, 2021, 12:08 PM
Dear Anuradha, I’d love to hear more about your moral principles
Ms. Anuradha Mittal Chair, Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors Dear Anuradha, After you decided that Ben and Jerry’s would no longer sell its ice cream to Israelis in settlements, you claimed “I am not anti-Semitic”. I’m glad to hear that, since even...
Aug 5, 2021, 12:08 PM
An open letter to the board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s
Dear Board Members of Ben & Jerry’s, In today’s ruthless, global, cut-throat business environment, it is refreshing and impressive to see your company’s accentuation on social justice causes as a foundation for maintaining brand integrity and corporate core values, as...
Aug 3, 2021, 9:25 PM
Dear PM Bennett
Dear Prime Minister Bennett, During your term as Israel’s Education Minister, you spoke at the Bible Tournament in honor of Israel’s 71st Independence Day. You discussed Israel’s economic, technologic, and diplomatic success. Your 12-minute speech focused on different forms of...
Aug 2, 2021, 10:38 PM
Ben, Jerry, and Julia: The Last Sadductions
Maimonides once commented that the Sadducees’ ostensible professed commitment to the apparent literal directives of the Written Torah to the exclusion of any oral tradition was essentially a complete ruse: they didn’t actually believe in either Torah; it was...
Aug 2, 2021, 7:45 AM
The Wicked Son Discusses Ben and Jerry’s
We sit at the kitchen table for dinner and our wicked son is tearing through a talking jag. His mouth, lips and tongue can't stop moving. I hardly get a chance to break in and say a few words. But his brain...
Aug 2, 2021, 7:40 AM
Last week, I binge watched the new Netflix series “My Unorthodox Life.” For those who have not yet indulged in the Jewish version of the “Kardashians,” the show follows the transformation of the Hendler, turned Haart family, from being...
Aug 1, 2021, 10:00 PM
Where do you stand on the Ben & Jerry’s settlements boycott?
Take our taste test and think of it in terms of, I don’t know, ice cream orders.
David S. Levine
Aug 1, 2021, 2:35 AM
Men of Ice Cream, Men of Principle?
To quote Ronald Regan, “Well, there you go again.” I am referring to the guest essay by Ben & Jerry entitled Men of Ice Cream, Men of Principle that appeared in The New York Times on July 28, 2021. They base...
Jul 31, 2021, 9:35 PM
I scream, you scream, everyone’s screaming about ice cream
The tagline of the mission statement on the Ben & Jerry’s website says that the company believes that “ice cream can change the world.” Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop the sale of its ice cream in the Occupied...