Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

Interfaith Challenge For those who care about maintaining dialogue between faiths, there has been nothing more discouraging than the willingness of mainline Protestant denominations to adopt anti-Israel measures in recent years. In particular, the decision of the Presbyterian Church USA to support divestment, which amounts to an economic boycott of the Jewish state, has become a symbol of the drift...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Many More 'Rachels' Out There, Without Plays to Their Memories Journalist Tom Gross writes in the British magazine The Spectator ( www.spectator.co.uk ) on Oct. 22 about the invisibility of Jewish victims of terror in the media: "Rachel Thaler, aged 16, was blown...
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The bestowal of the Nobel Prize upon British playwright Harold Pinter several weeks ago was met with praise in the American press. Pinter - of Jewish extraction but nominally Jewish in every other regard - is considered one of the masters of modern drama. Like Samuel Beckett, he's credited with creating a new language that revolutionized the way we look...
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There was nothing really new about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call last week for Israel's destruction. The Islamist clerics and their supporters who run that regime have said much the same thing many times before. But what was different about this incident was the reaction. Not just the United States but the nations of Europe united to condemn the threat...
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