More on the Charlie Hebdo Murders

Let's run through a list of news updates . . . 1. Al Jazeera is not a real news organization: As journalists worldwide reacted with universal revulsion at the massacre of some of their own by Islamic jihadists in Paris, Al Jazeera English editor and executive producer Salah-Aldeen Khadr sent out a staff-wide e-mail. “Please accept this note in the spirit …

On Dilemmas Associated with Judaism that Are Not Actually Dilemmas At All

Not knowing who Rabbi Andy Bachman is, I certainly cannot give him any kind of career advice, but as a Jew, it troubles me that a rabbi believes that he needs to leave the pulpit in order to do more good in the world. It also troubles me that a rabbi believes that his work …

Of Kristallnacht and Modern Day Anti-Semitism

Kristallnacht occurred between November 9-10, 1938, so simple math tells us that we are commemorating its 75th anniversary this year. I'd like to think that we are light years away from anti-Semitism being worth mentioning, but silly claims like "anti-Semitism scarcely exists in the West" notwithstanding, there remain reasons to be concerned about how Jews are treated …