Tag Archives: Judaism

Countering This Darkness With Light: Responding to the Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre

I spent too long on Twitter trying to get CBC News to apologize over the “Jerusalem Police fatally shoot 2 after apparent synagogue attack” headline on their website. Looking back,…

How are we Doing as a Planet This Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, has profound meaning for the entire world and humanity. Most people familiar with the holiday think of apples, honey, shofar, and as one of…

Shechita Continues in Krakow

When I lived in Krakow as a Fulbright Fellow from 1993-1994, the thought of having a real kosher restaurant in Krakow, let alone kosher schechita, would have been a fantasy….

Divide Over Kotel Prayer Highlights Racism of Palestinian Authority and Muslim Waqf

Jewish communities might be fighting about fair access to the Kotel, but what is missing from the discussion is Jewish use of holy places in Jerusalem. The Muslim Waqf and…

Bridging the Gaps That Divide Us: Coping With the Tragedies in Aurora and Bulgaria

We mourn the twelve victims and fifty-eight wounded in the senseless slaughter in Aurora. We also mourn the suicide bombing which murdered five Israelis and two Bulgarians, and wounded dozens…

UC Intifadah 2009: Blood Libel, Lies & Racism

Latest photos from the 2009 UC Irvine Intifada – A Jihad of lies and propaganda, intimidation, and anti-Jewish racism.