Tag Archives: #smod2016

Noah vs The Sweet Meteor of Death

It’s been a long time, way too long since I posted.  I missed you guys.  But what a College Rabbi parshah did I pick to come back.  Noah is one of the most controversial figures in all of Tanakh (the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Birthright: Come See For Yourself!

As bad as the 4000+ rockets that were fired into Israel during Operation Protective Edge were for Israel, the PR war arguably took a worse toll on it.   Jews all over the world suffered collateral damage for “Israeli aggression” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sam HarriS’ Silly Semitic MiStakeS

I’m always interested in hearing a different perspective on controversial topics, even though I know going in I’m highly unlikely to agree with the viewpoint. Sam Harris’ recent defense of his own unwillingness not to bash Israel over the current … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

The Three Weeks Start Early

Starting Tuesday, the Jewish people will be observing a memorial period lasting three weeks ending on August 5, a day called Tisha B’Av.  A disproportionate number of national tragedies have befallen our people during this time period, a period for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Hidden Tragedy of #eyalnaftaligilad-TOI

There’s very little I can say that hasn’t been said about the tragic murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar.  I just wanted to share this one related thought about the impact of their deaths on the Jewish world, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Dissecting the Argument

Anyone can tell you what to say if someone challenges you about Israel.  Not everyone can or will tell you how to actually get to the core of the issues and what the other side is saying.  This is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Jews are Indigenous!

In the second of a series on Hasbara, I discuss the concept of Jews being indigenous, in other words the claim that Jews have a right to a state of Israel in Israel because of a 3,300 year continuous presence … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Hasbara 101-Why I Do Hasbara

A statement of principles why the College Rabbi, and all campus rabbis actually, need to stick up for Jewish students against anti-Zionist bullying. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments