Archive for the ‘Judaism’ Category

The Seventh Day

“To set apart one day a week for freedom, a day on which we would not use the instruments which have been so easily turned into weapons of destruction, a day for being with ourselves, a day of detachment from the vulgar, of independence of external obligations, a day on which we stop worshipping the...
April 16th, 2014 | Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Judaism, Religion | Read More

Owning Our Faults

A few days ago, this post showed up in my email (I subscribe to the blog). In it, the author, Joshua, (who is a non-religious Jewish atheist) makes a strange assertion that took me a while to come to grips with: That the Christian Church has a history of antisemitism, that this antisemitism persists...
September 28th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Judaism, Religion | Read More

What if Spock Was Right: Gilad Shalit, the Many, and the One

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas announced yesterday that Gilad Shalit, the young Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas since 2006, will be released. In exchange for Shalit’s freedom, more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, hundreds of them convicted terrorists, will also be released. The...
October 12th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Judaism, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

War of the Words: Israel and the U.S.

As Israel struggles to stay afloat beneath the nearly universal condemnation of its conduct in the recent flotilla incident, I can’t help wondering: When did racism suddenly become so socially acceptable – and even fashionable – in the U.S.? To be sure, the decades-long struggle between Israel,...
June 14th, 2010 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Judaism, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion | Read More

Declare the Word in Zion: America and the Middle East

Relations between the United States and the Middle East have always been complicated.  Given that the Middle East enjoys complicated relationships with every other region in the world as well—including itself—this should come as no surprise. On 9/11, however, many Americans were surprised.  In...
February 22nd, 2010 | Book Reviews, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Judaism, Media, Politics, Religion | Read More

Israel, Hamas, and the looter mentality

On January 10, 2009, a rally swept along Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Though billed as a “pro-Palestine” rally, in reality, it was far more anti-Israel and anti-America than anything else. I went with a group of fellow bloggers from the Heading Right station on www.BlogTalkRadio.com....
January 14th, 2009 | Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Judaism | Read More

The Kabbalah of the Blogosphere

Before Madonna, Ashton Kutchner, and The Kabbalah Center turned Jewish mysticism into the new Scientology, most of us had probably never heard of kabbalah (ed. ‘
June 2nd, 2004 | Judaism | Read More

The Gospel of Anti-Semitism?

As an evangelical Christian I have a deep-rooted affection for Judaism. Though my theological differences with the religion are profound, they cannot reduce the love I have for the children of Abraham and Moses. The story of the Hebrew people is, after all, my story too. So it saddens and frustrates...
March 31st, 2004 | Judaism | Read More