Archive for the ‘Jews’ Category

June 21st, 2024 - 6:07 pm § in Democrats, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

NY Democrat risks seat by pushing for two-state solution

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY; photo, left), who represents a district with many Jewish voters, faces a serious primary challenge because of his opposition to Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian people. Bowman, like many American politicians, supports an eventual Palestinian state. But during [...]

May 31st, 2023 - 10:50 pm § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

Alaska governor fires adviser for defending Hitler and marital rape

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) has an opening for a “pro-family” policy adviser. Jeremy Cubas (photo, left), was hired for the job last month, but his views on Hitler, race, and rape don’t square with Dunleavy’s family values concepts. When local reporters listened to recordin[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

McCarthy implies LGBQT people’s humanity is just “politics”

GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, like any top-ranking political leader, makes lots of TV appearances. McCarthy was a guest on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box,” hosted by Becky Quick, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. They talked about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s feud with Disney, set off by t[...]

April 9th, 2023 - 12:54 pm § in Jews

What should society do about kids who wreak havoc?

In the Middle Ages fathers were allowed to kill their children, but modern society prohibits that practice. But the tradeoff is that modern society has a problem with out-of-control kids. A case in point: A 13-year-old crashed a stolen car while being chased by police on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in [...]

January 28th, 2023 - 12:18 am § in Jews

Broadway play puts faces on Holocaust victims

To many people, the Holocaust is a phrase: Six million Jews. Some people, perhaps, look at the anonymous faces in concentration camp photos. The play “Leopoldstadt” (details here) tries to turn the history of the murdered Jews into a memory of real human beings that audiences can take ho[...]

November 25th, 2022 - 1:03 am § in Jews

Steven Spielberg wants to say something (video)

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July 27th, 2022 - 1:23 pm § in Jews, Politics, Religion

Prominent Christian nationalist says Jews aren’t welcome in GOP

Andrew Torba (photo, left), an alt-right social media figure, argues Jews must be excluded from the conservative movement. “We don’t want people who are Jewish,” he said. “This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country.” Actuall[...]

June 26th, 2022 - 11:56 am § in Jews, Law and Courts, Religion

How abortion mixes church and state

Catholic doctrine insists if an abnormal fetus will kill its mother, and it’s “it or her,” both must die. That’s because, in the Pope’s thinking (and in the Church, nobody else’s thinking counts), the fetus is “absolutely innocent” whereas the mother i[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 12:51 am § in Democrats, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

A rabbi explains why Orthodox Jews are rightwingers

In an article here, Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer (profile here), writing in the Times of Israel (profile here), explains “the connection between Orthodox Jews and right-wing politics in America.” I’ll let him speak (“fair use” and brevity requires some editing): “Why ar[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 9:42 pm § in Health, Jews, News Media, Politics

Fox personality quietly sacked for “Dr. Mengele” remark

Rightwing firebrand Lara Logan (profile here, photo below) apparently has been pushed off Fox News after her infamous November 2021 remark comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele, who (among his other crimes) conducted cruel medical experiments on Jewish children (photo, right). This week,[...]