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The History and Paradox of Anti-Semitism

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
People hate Jews. This is not a radical or innovative statement. It’s a reality that all students of Jewish history and contemporary Jews understand on one level or another. Nor is the statement that...

The Inconsistency, Ignorance, and Irrationality of Far-Leftís Anti-Semitism

Posted on 03/25/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
An obscure Midrash (rabbinic commentary), commenting on the name “Mount Sinai,” writes the following: What is the reason for the name Har Sinai? Because from it hatred (Sina in Hebrew) descended...

How a 19th Century Jewish Russian Organization Helped me Recognize my Privilege

Posted on 02/18/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
I don’t remember his name but he must have been around thirty years old. “To whom it may concern”, I started the letter, trying to sound all official. Then I erased it. “To the Los...

No, Zionism has Nothing to do with Religion

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
If you were to step back in time into early-nineteenth century European Jewry and told people that in about a century their descendants would enjoy political autonomy in their ancient homeland of Israel you...

Drinking from the Dead Sea & Israeli-Palestinan Peace

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
Imagine taking a trip to the Dead Sea, swimming about a couple of yards out, bending over, and drinking a nice gulp of water straight from the source. No this is not a death wish or a really stupid dare,...

Your Anti-Zionism is quite possibly Anti-Semitic

Posted on 01/16/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
High on the list of ironies surrounding anti-Israel organizations is their vocal criticism of the way that Israel has historically treated the influx of Mizrahi Jews into the country. Now don’t get me...

Check Your Theological Privilege

Posted on 12/24/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
Nahum was an optimistic man of simple faith. No matter what life threw at him, or how bad things got, he would always respond with the maxim “this too is for the good”. Eventually his friends...

Confronting the Black Hebrew Israelites - Anti-Semitic Hate Group Disguising Itself as a Jewish Sect

Posted on 12/19/2018 by Jacob Schwartz in News & Updates
I remember that night about as clearly as the day I was kicked out of my first Yeshiva. I’ve always been fascinated by my terminally forgetful mind’s tendency to randomly commit to memory the most...

Haters and Lies about Judaism & Jews

Posted on 11/29/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
Many absurd and dangerous conspiracy theories have intellectual or otherwise benign origins. In the late 1990s a team of British researchers published a paper identifying and arguing for a causal link between...

Donít Fool Yourself: America IS Truly Exceptional for Jews

Posted on 11/08/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
On a warm Friday morning in 1876, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, arrived in front of the newly built, Washington D.C. based, Adas Israel synagogue for its three hour long dedication...
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