As an orthodox Rabbi who reveres the Bible I do not deny the Biblical prohibition on male same-sex relationships. Rather, I place it in context. Does not the same Bible also say, "It is not good for man to be alone?"
Sometimes being a person of faith -- being a person in general -- means putting the needs of another before one's own. Christopher Hitchens neither wants nor needs our prayers. This is hateful to him. The rest is commentary. Go and learn it.
If I had been told that in 2010 a head of state whose country buries women up to their armpits while men throw rocks at their heads would be treated like a visiting rock star, I wouldn't have believed it. How much will Western news agencies whitewash this guy?
our president, encumbered as he is already with the war in Afghanistan and increasing Iraqi violence, feels the need to add to his burden the gargantuan task of Middle-East peace. But whose interest is served in this effort?
How did an attention-seeking nonentity with barely enough Church followers to fill a phone booth become an international personality and provoke a global furor? And who elevated this silly story to global news prominence?
In response to the question as to whether suicide bombers go to heaven, Imam Rauf said, "We are taught never to say somebody will go to hell or somebody will go to heaven. It's up to God." Allow me to play G-d for a moment.
Lest you conclude that Tom Friedman has lost all sense of morality and has lost the ability to condemn murder, he does confess that Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah "had some dark side." Well now, Tom, you don't say. Really?
How is it that Englewood, New Jersey, which has thousands of prominent Jewish residents and an estimated 700 orthodox Jewish families, simply accepts the presence of the Libyan mission to the UN in its midst?
Yes, we all want to win, and no, none of us enjoy losing. But the price we're prepared to pay for our victories is that which will determine our essential character. Everywhere you look in sports today character is second to victory.