Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
By:
Gary Tobin
A study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that Americans are switching religions more than ever. As many as one of every two adults does not practice the religion in which they were born or raised. Evangelical and nondenominational Protestantism are the big winners. Catholicism and mainline Protestants are the big losers. As an aging religious...
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By:
Amnon Rubinstein
Shortly after I began teaching at Columbia University, I was taken aback to hear that the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been invited to speak on campus. There was hardly any time to organize a protest against the event. Despite this, three kipot-wearing students from Hillel worked day and night to distribute posters and pamphlets featuring a choice selection of...
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By:
Neal Sher
In a leap of logic, the State Department has been forced to reveal by leap-year day whether an important element in the "war on terror" -- The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, which enables victims of terror to sue in federal court -- has teeth or is little more than a sound bite. Much is at stake here. By Feb. 29,...
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By:
Caroline Glick
Kosovo's U.S.-backed declaration of independence this month is deeply troubling. By setting a precedent of legitimizing the secession of disaffected minorities, it weakens the long-term viability of multi-ethnic states. In so doing, it destabilizes the already stressed state-based international system. Countries as diverse as Canada, Morocco, Spain, Georgia, Russia and China currently suffer problems with politicized minorities. They are deeply...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
For the past three weeks, the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania has been hosting a 100-photograph exhibit purporting to show "Israeli human-rights abuses in the Occupied Territories." The exhibit included a reception, gallery tours and speakers. Organized by an outfit called "Breaking the Silence," an Israel-based group that collects testimonies from soldiers who shared their "horrific experiences" while serving...
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