December 13, 2017
Donald Trump

Trump Honors Hanukkah, Israel and The Jewish People

December 13, 2017 JoshuaPundit 0

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, and President Trump made a moving speech to honor the occasion…with his Jewish grandchildren in attendance: This is the official White House video. By the way, the attendance of Orthodox Rabbis and other Orthodox Jews at this White House Hanukkah celebration means that [Read More]

Western Civilization
Christianity

Look to the pagans to understand why Western Civilization matters

October 11, 2017 Bookworm 0

Without Western Civilization, we veer dangerously close to reverting to our pagan roots — roots watered with the blood of human sacrifice. For millennia, Jews have forbidden human sacrifice. Although there are myriad more sophisticated interpretations examining the Biblical narrative about the Binding of Isaac, the most basic interpretation was [Read More]

Harvey Weinstein Antisemitism
Hollywood

Jews excel at antisemitism, as they do at so many things

October 10, 2017 Bookworm 0

A recent attack against Harvey Weinstein in a Jewish publication reminds us that, when it comes to antisemitism, America’s Jews are overachievers. Almost three years ago, I wrote a post entitled Some of America’s ugliest antisemitism comes from young Hollywood Jews (language warning). I wrote after I had watched a [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Feeling Jewish

May 22, 2017 William of Ockham 1

Last in series. Part 1. Part 2. Coming of age in the 1970s when Israel was often in the news, usually battling for its survival, I developed a strong affinity to the Jewish state even though I knew little as a Catholic about the Jews. In high school the Jesuits [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Jewish Stories

May 16, 2017 William of Ockham 3

2nd in a 3-part series. Part 1. Part 3. In the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem at the craft beer stall the bartender’s accent gives him away. “I’m from Baltimore,” he says, and he’s lived in Israel for 7 years. I ask him what brought him to Jerusalem. “I wanted [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Preparations

May 14, 2017 William of Ockham 1

First in a series. Part 2. Part 3. My first awareness of the Jews and Israel probably was typical for Catholics, the stories of the Bible told to us as children at school and church. But my first awareness of the State of Israel and the Jews fighting to keep [Read More]

Islam

A Two-State solution? The Hell you say?

February 26, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

Any two-state solution would require two engaged parties would it not? That is the flaw in such a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian situation. Only one side truly desires peace, the other desires nothing of the sort. David Harsanyi offers up these thoughts When we act like both sides are equally [Read More]

Faith

Parshas Yithro: This Week’s Torah Portion

February 17, 2017 JoshuaPundit 0

by Dr. Joseph Frager This weeks’ Torah portion, Parhsas Yithro  concerns Yithro (Jethro), the father-in-law of Moses. Why would someone who was a priest who worshiped idols be included as a subject to study and learn from? The ultimate lesson is what a righteous gentile can teach the  Jews. as  [Read More]

Faith

Chanukah 2016: A New Antiochus, Same Bloody Ground

December 26, 2016 RAvrech 0

by Robert J. Avrech A Chanukah message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned [Read More]

Christianity

Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

December 22, 2016 RAvrech 0

by Robert J. Avrech During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, through newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—assured its vast audience that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. My wife and [Read More]

Donald Trump

Drama Queens and Faux Fear on the Left

November 29, 2016 RAvrech 1

by Robert J. Avrech Endlessly and tediously we hear about the fear that grips the Hillary dead-enders. They are afraid that Donald Trump is a fascist demagogue. Which is quite weird because these are the very same people who are grief-stricken over the death of the fascist demagogue Fidel Castro.

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