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No, Gen. Flynn: America may be a nation of faith, but not just one

(JNS) — Ever since President Thomas Jefferson first coined the phrase in 1802, Americans have debated exactly how high the “wall of separation” should be between religion and state. The debate continues to this day. These discussions reflect...

 

Religious retribution for political views endangers religious freedom

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof …” It is not just by chance that these profound words were chosen to be the very first words of the 1st Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The first...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    November 26, 2021 

Critical Race Theory and the Jews

Up until about six months ago “CRT” was an abstract for me. I had been hearing about “CRT” for more than a year. I did not know what the letters “CRT” stood for. Now I know. They stand for “Critical Race Theory.” It professes to...

 

Sheikh Jarrah explains why Palestinians will never have a state

(JNS) — Many critics of Israel have joined Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in denouncing Israel because courts have determined that a group of Palestinian families are illegally living in homes owned by Jews in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood...

 

The pandemic disrupted the morning minyan - when will non-Orthodox Jews like me gather again for daily prayer?

(JTA) — I live in one of the most concentrated Jewish communities in the United States, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and I no longer have a daily morning minyan to attend in person.  It seems that in my neighborhood, as well as many others,...

 

The Chanukah story that Jews need to learn

(JNS) — Many of us know the themes of the Chanukah story: pride in being Jewish; the few against the many; the defeat of our enemy; and the rededication of the Jewish Temple. Or perhaps some have only learned of the miracle of the oil and how it...

 

Jerusalem Matters

“If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!” (Psalm 137:5-6) There’s no place that’s more central...

 

The inconvenient truths behind the hysteria over climate change

By (JNS) — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, got himself into an unfortunate mess during the COP26 conference on climate change held in Glasgow, Scotland. After he claimed that politicians who failed to take the necessary action to halt c...

 

Why is the US trying to open a consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians?

(JNS) — It is frustrating to realize that even after two successive administrations (those of former U.S. President Donald Trump and his successor, Joe Biden) have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — and the latter confirmed that...

 

Is this the beginning of a new cold war between Biden and Israel?

As far as Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid are concerned, this week has brought a perfect storm of circumstances that threaten to complicate their hopes for a better relationship with the United States. Both...

 

How Lebanon can emerge from its failed-state status

Lebanon is the little Arab brother that reluctantly got into its big brothers’ fight with Israel. Lebanon won its formal independence in 1943 with the termination of the French Mandate established by the League of Nations. It became truly independe...

 

Who is trying to mainstream Holocaust denial and how?

(JNS) — In the wake of a CAMERA exposé, the Target Corporation has taken swift action to remove two dozen Holocaust-denial and antisemitic conspiracy books being sold on the company website. On discovering the publications, CAMERA contacted...

 

Biden's new move makes all of America a sanctuary state

Over 1.7 million illegal alien invaders were caught on the border in the last fiscal year and detentions hit their highest level since the 1986 illegal alien amnesty. During the election, Biden warned that he couldn’t shut down President Trump’s...

 

America will become a democratic dictatorship if we allow it

Dear Editor, I’ve never lived under a dictatorship before so I have no experience in describing what it was like or what we could expect. I don’t believe a benign dictatorship exists and the only ones I’m familiar with are: China, Russia, N. Ko...

 

Calling critics of Soros antisemitic undermines the fight against hate

(JNS) — It’s never a good sign when George Soros’s name is back in the headlines. The Hungarian-born hedge-fund billionaire has become a touchstone of controversy. Both Republicans and Democrats in Virginian are taking his name in vain this...

 

California needs to pick Holocaust education or antisemitism

(JNS) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced the formation in his state, and allocation of millions of dollars, towards the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education. This seems commendable on its face, but it’s not that...

 

A terrorist organization by any other name

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has designated six major Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. This means that their bank trades and the movements of their leaders and affiliates are now monitored and barred from operating in...

 

Redividing Jerusalem: Perverse symbolism by the US State Department

(FLAME via JNS) What seemed a few months ago like just another whim of the overzealous “New Guard” now running the U.S. State Department seems today like a determined effort to take Israel down a peg. Since day one, the new administration has...

 

The bigger picture behind the narrow Gantz-NGO controversy

(JNS) — When Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced on Friday that he is listing six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups, all hell broke loose on the left. The outcry, which emanated not only from Washington and Brussels, but from the...

 

When you're a Mexican Jew, Halloween and Day of the Dead are complicated

Growing up with one foot in Mexico and one foot in the United States, I am no stranger to the idea of straddling two cultures. In religious studies, we call this idea liminality. Vampires, centaurs and even Jesus Christ (as both divine and human)...

 

Some ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

(JNS) — Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming. There were those who believed that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the Holocaust. They claim that...

 

Israel has some new enemies

Domestic antisemitism has a new tactic. The present wave of antisemitic drivel comes not from the Right (“Jews will not replace us”) but from the Left. Now, in clearing up who and what is the Right and the Left, we have to shift our ideas from ju...

 

'Never again' means rejecting silence in the face of evil

(JNS) — I am the child of Holocaust survivors, who lost their homes and families because a Nazi regime implemented the “Final Solution” to eradicate the Jewish people. There are no gravestones to mark the place where all my grandparents,...

 

There is no opposing side to Holocaust education

(JNS) — A state-by-state survey of young Americans last year showed that more than half in Texas could not name a concentration camp or ghetto where Jews were imprisoned and tortured during the Holocaust, despite there being more than 40,000...

 

Jews need more allies

(Jewish Journal via JNS) —The greatest threat to the survival of the Jewish community is neither Iran nor intermarriage. Rather, it is our increasing political and cultural isolation, and the resulting hostility that we face from both ends of the...

 

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