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Gun Owners Pressure NRA Over Ted Nugent's Anti-Semitic Rant

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association came under increasing pressure Tuesday to distance itself from longtime NRA board member Ted Nugent, afte...

The Syrian Refugee Issue: How Easily Fear Trumps Morality and Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

It would be great to hope for that kind of rational self-awareness. But it would be naïve. Emotions almost always trump reason, and there is no more powerful emotion than fear. We have done this before, and we will do it again, and again.

Getting the U.S.-Israel Relationship Back on Track

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

America and Israel have far more in common than the critics care to mention. Next week -- when the leaders shake hands -- it will be an opportunity to remind the world of the shared interests that bind the two nations.

How the Catholic Church Forever Changed Jewish Life

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

For me, as a rabbi and millennial, the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate's promulgation evokes an odd mixture of upset and profound gratitude.

What Is Nostra Aetate And What Does It Have To Do With Catholic-Jewish Relations?

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Fifty years ago Wednesday (Oct. 28), the Vatican issued a declaration that established a new rapport between Jews and Catholics. On the eve of ...

10 Tips for Fighting Stigmatizing and Defamatory Comments Online

Kevin Hogan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Hogan

Recently, however, I had an experience that made me question where we draw the line between freedom of speech and defamation--and what recourse there is for those who believe they've been defamed. Here's what happened.

10 Other Things Ben Carson Would Have Done Better Than You

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

A lot of people are using the various examples of Ben Carson's recent comments to call him ignorant, thoughtless, insensitive and a narcissistic windbag who's unfit for the Presidency, but I submit that, perhaps, not only does he know better than us, but that he is better than us.

10 Times Politicians and Pundits Have Played the Nazi Card, and Why It Has to Stop

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Saying 'this is like the Nazis' or 'that is like the Holocaust' is one of the great rhetorical temptations around and, unfortunately, too many succumb to it's allure.

Carson's Holocaust Statement Shows the True Republican Face

Uri Keidar | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics
Uri Keidar

Ben Carson argues that without Nazi gun control, there would have been a chance that the Holocaust could have been prevented. I believe that the millions of dead American and Soviet soldiers who fought bravely against the Nazi war machine would see the absurdity of this discussion.

Ben Carson Blames Holocaust On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

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Louisville Will Not Let Vandalized Islamic Center Suffer Alone

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion

WDRB 41 Louisville News Members of an Islamic Center in Louisville, Kentucky, made a disturbing discovery when they arrived for prayer s...

U.S. Jewish Groups Join Recovery Efforts After Israeli Church Arson Attack

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. The Anti-D...

Giant X-Ray Screen Erases Gender, Age, Race To Prove 'We Are All Human'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

There are few images more evocative of the human body than a skeleton. But it’s easy to disassociate this image with actual people. In the “Lo...

Big Man Bibi

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the face of such powerful opposition, how can we account for Bibi's stubborn determination? Why is he so resolute? Why all the bluster and bombast? Anthropologists have a deceptively simple answer: Bibi is behaving like a Melanesian Big Man.

Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10.

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Tapestry Reminiscent Of Uniforms Worn By Gay Nazi Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Urban Outfitters is under fire for a product resembling the uniform forced on gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. The Anti-Defamation Leagu...

Anti-Defamation League Urges Benjamin Netanyahu To Cancel Congress Speech

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress on March 3, but there's a growing chorus of voices calling on him to c...

Time to Stop the Circus and Focus on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Instead of staying laser-focused on the very real, very complex and very dangerous consequences of the outcome of the negotiations with Iran, the public discourse is now being hijacked by politics.

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Omar Sarwar | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.

Why We Had No Choice But to Fight Klinghoffer Opera

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.23.2014 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Let the opera go on. But let it be met with the voices of American Jews and others who wish to speak out for Klinghoffer who did not die but was murdered.

Sweden's Recognition of 'Palestine' Premature and Ill-Advised

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Sweden's premature recognition of the State of Palestine will have repercussions far beyond Scandinavia. Sweden is considered a flag-bearer of human rights, and many countries across Europe respond to its cues. The risk is that other countries in the E.U. may soon want to follow suit.

Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Serv...

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Erdogan's 'Reassuring' Words to Turkey's Jews Are Anything But

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Implied in his words, and those of other government leaders, is that the Jewish community would be better off -- and safer in their own country -- if they condemned Israel's actions outright. This is where things get dicey.

Mark Your Calendars! It's Swastika Rehabilitation Week!

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News

In human history, few symbols arouse a furor like the Nazi swastika. Yet, a UFO group called the Raelian International Movement is spending a whole...