Nurturing Relations with Christians in Israel

Nurturing Relations with Christians in Israel

BY DR. FAYDRA L. SHAPIRO The Christmas season had newspapers in Israel trotting out the regular seasonal articles about Christians in Bethlehem, about how the Jewish state cares for its Christian minority by distributing free Christmas trees, about how Christians are persecuted around the Middle East, about how NGOs in Europe mobilize the Christmas story […]

The Cost of Hate

The Cost of Hate

BY Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn Toward the end of his life, Moses instructed the Jewish people: “Do not hate the Egyptian, because you were a stranger in his land” (Deut. 23:8). It was 40 years since the Jewish people had left Egyptian bondage and they were now on the brink of entering their homeland to […]

Speaking out against mosque desecration

Speaking out against mosque desecration

Across the world, people were outraged by the news that mosques in Israel had been desecrated and racist graffiti scrawled across their walls. Israeli Jews felt ashamed. We asked ourselves: do the perpetrators have any understanding of Jewish history and theology, — which clearly teach respect for every human being and the necessity of standing […]