Faith

My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech

by Robert J. Avrech My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the third Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by [Read More]

Donald Trump

[VIDEO] “Hillary Clinton is the most anti-Israel candidate in history.”

If you’re a Jewish Democrat who wonders how Jews can vote for Trump, you need to watch this video. It explains the reality on the ground, which is unrelated to the Clinton camp’s spin: Donald Trump is the most pro-Jewish and openly and consistently pro-Israel candidate ever to have run for [Read More]

Christianity

[MUST-SEE VIDEO] Hillary’s abortion stance means Catholics cannot vote for her

When it comes to Progressives, even if they’ve been forced to back down on all other issues, they will take their stand and die on the hill of unlimited, legal abortion. As Nancy Pelosi said of late-term abortions — the ones done on a viable, sentient fetus — the fact [Read More]

Christianity

The essential data missing from Samantha Bee’s anti-Catholic diatribe

Samantha Bee, who has a half-hour “comedy news” show, made headlines when she did a segment viciously attacking Catholic hospitals around America. Her premise is that there are too many Catholic hospitals in America, which is a bad thing because the celibate men in charge are guilty of extreme misogyny [Read More]

Faith

The Bookworm Beat 10/23/16 — the culture war edition and open thread

As I’ve said before, the real war isn’t between the candidates, it’s a culture war, one that pits against each other conflicting visions of America. The media is relentlessly attacking Trump because the Left understands that, when Americans see what’s happened to America in the last decade or more, they [Read More]

Faith

Propaganda

Most of what Americans know about history, government, politics, and current events they learn from watching television. And most of that is not from watching news or public affairs program but from watching television dramas or even comedies. That television dramas have enormous power in influencing opinion very nearly goes [Read More]

Faith

Equality or Liberty?

Milton Friedman, being a wise man, said, quite correctly, that we cannot have both liberty and equality. You might have one, or the other, but never both. Why is this you might wonder. After all, many politicians, pundits, and media types use the two terms almost as if they were [Read More]

Celebrating Greatness

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

by Robert J. Avrech Yom Kippur was a deeply moving experience. The Jewish liturgy emphasizes personal responsibility. Traditional Jewish prayer—not the watered down liberal versions practiced by the Conservative and Reform movements—is a stark and bracing contrast to this postmodern age where lies are a new truth, slavery is redefined [Read More]

Faith

Jews and Guns

by Robert J. Avrech Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away, age twenty-two, in 2003, we spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, [Read More]

Christianity

The Damned and the Elect

One observation in James Taranto’s recent WSJ post in reaction to Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” remark caught my eye: As Mollie Hemingway suggests, “They are irredeemable” is a strange thing for a professed Christian to say about anybody. Theology aside, it is a shocking thing for someone who aspires [Read More]

Christianity

Was Jesus a Leftist?

The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof thinks that were Jesus’s Second Coming to happen any time soon he’d be upset that those religious people most closely associated with him (aka Christians) are rejecting the Democrat party platform. John Ellis does a good job of explaining that Jesus was not a [Read More]

Faith

The Signs

When I looked at the tattoos adorning the face of a man who “gunned down” a police officer in New Mexico: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A police officer who authorities say attempted to chase down a 38-year-old man with three active arrest warrants was fatally shot by the suspect Friday after [Read More]

Judaism

The Jewish Left Lies About Tikkun Olam

by Robert J. Avrech I pay particular attention to the use and abuse of language by the left. The left has always lied and twisted reality to conform to its utopian ideology. But Barack Obama and the leftist media have ushered in a new Orwellian age where their morally depraved [Read More]

Faith

The Religion of Peace strikes again

Terrorism down under SYDNEY — A French man shouting the Arabic phrase “Allahu akbar” stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday. The 29-year-old suspect did not have any known links to the Islamic State group [Read More]

Islam

Let France Be France

The brouhaha over a number of French towns’ banning the “burqini”, a whole body-covering women’s swimwear somewhat resembling a wetsuit, has caught the attention of news media in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Read the rest here…