The horrendous Russian attack on Ukraine continues… Credit: CNBC I remain focused on what is going on in that part of the world and how it impinges upon Israel and Jews. Many of the images we are seeing evoke a very uneasy sense of déjà vu: It’s almost as if …Read More »
80 Years after the Babi Yar Massacre – Our Duty Cannot Be Destroyed
In September 1941, within just two days, the Nazis murdered 33,771 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev in then Nazi-occupied Ukraine. In doing so, they had effectively eliminated the Jewish population in the country’s capital. The Jews did not gather in the ravine of their …Read More »
Honouring the lives of the Jews of Kiev.
Why we honour the martyred Soviet Jews. In The Jews of Silence, Elie Wiesel writes that there is only one reason why a Jew travels to Kiev. That is to see Babi Yar. So it was for me when a few years ago, I returned to Kiev, thirty years after …Read More »
From Israel: The Inmates Are Running the Asylum!!
A harsh indictment of America, I realize, but one much deserved. I have watched, aghast and pained, as US citizens have caved in large numbers to what is essentially a Marxist ideology designed to take America down. ~~~ Recently I watched an excellent Webinar by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, …Read More »
This Holocaust Memorial Day, we need to stand together against antisemitism
Every year, on 27th January, the world commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day. Remembering the horrors of the past is essential in order to ensure to stop such tragic events from repeating themselves. This date is particularly poignant as it marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where at least 1.1 …Read More »
Why the Jews? Answer: number 1,800,018
Why the Jews? Because we are a stiff-necked people. Heinrich Heine wrote: “The Jewish people are a nation that has defied the centuries – a great eternal holy people, the people of God, which serves as the model for all humanity.” Jews have two choices, today, and only two. Will …Read More »
What Israel can(not) expect from the Jews in the Biden administration.
When the Biden administration takes office, it will be one of the most, if not the most Jewish administration in US history. No fewer than eleven senior positions will be occupied by Jews, including the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Treasury, Chief of Staff, Director of …Read More »
The EU Court of Justice Spelled It Out for Jews: Leave Europe!
Last week, the European Union Court of Justice upheld a ban on kosher and halal slaughter in Belgium, The Jerusalem Post reported. While Brooke Goldstein, who helped with the legal challenge, called it a “shameful ruling,” and warned that “the religious freedom of millions of Europeans has been put in …Read More »
Christian Antisemitism: A Legacy that Lives On.
Since the mid-twentieth century, church teachings have moved in a decidedly “pro-Jewish” direction. Jews are no longer blamed for deicide, Jesus’s Jewishness is emphasized, and Christianity’s Jewish roots are increasingly explored. Pope Francis has called antisemitism un-Christian and has urged followers to fight it. He has also told Catholics to …Read More »
Progressive New World Order flips Holocaust from Antisemitism to Woke Fodder
Jews are becoming victims again, this time of progressives who see the ashes of Jews as merely fuel for woke causes. Consider the United Nations Secretary General who was awarded the Theodor Herzl Prize on November 9, 2020 on the anniversary of the pogroms by the National Socialist German Workers’ …Read More »
Is It Too Late for American Jewry?
American Jews used to think that antisemitism in America existed only on the fringes of the Right. Currently, you find more of it in the mainstream Left. In all likelihood, however, the Left and the Right will unite around the one thing they have in common: hatred for Jews. American …Read More »
Who First Said Anti-Zionism Isn’t Antisemitism?
The answer to the question posed in the title to this article is — I’m not sure. I don’t know if anyone has the answer, and it’s often speculative to try to identify a “first.” So let me say the first instance I have found was in a lecture given …Read More »
Two Centers for the Jewish People? Perhaps, but with a Caveat.
It is no secret that over the years, the relationship between American Jewry and the State of Israel has had its ups and downs. In recent years, it has had more downs than ups. Today, it’s at a point where many American Jews who care about Israel feel that it …Read More »
The Cultural Appropriation of the Jewish ‘Promised Land’
Various segments of western society have become critical about “cultural appropriation” in which the majority group adopts customs of another group without explicitly acknowledging its origins, as to do so would be both stealing and effectively wiping out the essence of the minority culture. The issue is even more concerning …Read More »
MYTH: British helped Jews displace the native Arab population of Palestine.
FACT: Herbert Samuel, a British Jew who served as the first High Commissioner of Palestine, placed restrictions on Jewish immigration “in the ‘interests of the present population’ and the ‘absorptive capacity’ of the country” (Aharon Cohen, Israel and the Arab World, (NY: Funk and Wagnalls, 1970), p. 172; Howard Sachar, A …Read More »
Antisemitism and Pandemics.
Be it a plague or a war, a flood or an earthquake, a revolution or a financial meltdown, in the end, there is always one culprit: the Jews. In America, too, many already blame COVID-19 on the Jews, as is the case with the riots engulfing the tormented country. In …Read More »
Dear Jews: Too many of you don’t even know what it is you are not to forget.
Just before he was beheaded, Daniel Pearl said: “My mother is Jewish. My father is Jewish. I am a Jew.” I was out the other day and heard this most upsetting statement: You don’t vote for a political party just because of the way they treat Jews. Have we still …Read More »
The Hebrews of Hebron.
When people think of visiting Israel, few consider going to Hebron. The city is depicted as contentious, dangerous and unpleasant. It is associated with “Occupation,” poverty and apartheid. Who would want to go there? Even most Israelis don’t consider Hebron a place they would want to visit, much less live. …Read More »
Jews, Judaism and Israel.
There are many debates being waged around the world about whether anti-Zionism is antisemitism, how it is possible that some Jews may be against Israel, and why some Jews who do not believe in either God or religion are still considered Jews. This article will not tackle all of those …Read More »
When it comes to the Jews, it’s 1939 at York University.
There are constant attacks on Jews on campuses all over the world. They come from societies and organizations affiliated with BDS. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law. I attended an event promoted …Read More »