When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

Probably no group has suffered more over the centuries at the hands of Christianity than Jews. A simple grumbling in some Medieval village about the “killers of Jesus” was all it took to ignite a bloody demonic fury resulting in unimaginable carnage. For centuries, it...
Don’t Have a Cow!

Don’t Have a Cow!

Most Americans missed it and most wouldn’t care, but the Jerusalem Post, a conservative daily newspaper in Israel, reported September 20 the breathless news that five red heifers had arrived in Israel, courtesy of a fundamentalist farmer in Texas. CBN News, a website...
Silence That Says Too Much

Silence That Says Too Much

Imagine tens of thousands of flag-waving white supremacists gaining government permission to march through predominantly Black areas of Harlem, Detroit, Los Angeles, or Atlanta. As they march in their matching shirts, they shout racist slogans, beat anyone who gets in...
Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Jews are just about the only people with the peculiar blessing of having an entire category of bigotry named for them. When you have that kind of “honor,” it should be unsurprising that you would be exquisitely sensitive to it. It is often affirmed by Jews, publicly...
A Few Words about Two Words: Zionism and Antisemitism

A Few Words about Two Words: Zionism and Antisemitism

There are many words that provoke strong responses in discourse around religion and politics, but few are so poorly understood as “Zionism” and “antisemitism.” Like Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty, too often these words mean whatever the speaker decides they mean. By...