Do Jews get equal justice?

This is really easy,” said the late Justice Antonin Scalia when he announced the Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision two years ago in favor of Samantha Elauf, the Muslim girl who applied for a sales job with Abercrombie & Fitch. The court ruled that the Civil Rights Act was violated by Abercrombie when it turned Elauf… Read More

Let’s break our current political intolerance

The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism, and frankly, pure luck. We have seen much too much carnage resulting from wanton gun violence in our country. All too often, the… Read More

Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the settler movement. At a June 6 ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, Netanyahu promised an audience of settlers that “no one… Read More

From Greeley, Colorado to Manchester, England

For those — like me — who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure out the correspondence between her audience and the target selection of suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Eventually, it dawned. Grande’s… Read More

What about self-defense?

Almost every day, we hear and read news about verbal and even physical attacks of Jewish students on college campuses. In many instances, it makes their lives on campuses very difficult and even dangerous. Some Jewish leaders and organizations have reacted in the following ways: appealing to authorities; appealing to college administrations; calling on Jewish… Read More