CJCUC Condemns Recent Vandalism Against Christian Holy Sites

CJCUC Condemns Recent Vandalism Against Christian Holy Sites

The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel condemns the most recent vandalism against Jerusalem’s Church of the Dormition Abbey.This attack and others like it have no place in Israel, which is committed to protect the religious rights and property of all its citizens independent of their religious identification. Such ugly destructive attacks are […]

Was Abraham a religious fanatic?

Was Abraham a religious fanatic?

BY RABBI DR. EUGENE KORN Yet who is the fanatic if not the unreasonable person who ignores normal considerations and social constraints to pursue an ideal without constraints? The religious fanatic is not necessarily one ensnared in logical fallacy and irrationality; on the contrary, he appears to be the perfectly consistent religious servant, unwilling to […]

“Our God of Violence”

“Our God of Violence”

BY EUGENE KORN After he assassinated Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Yigal Amir admitted that “If not for religion, it would have been very difficult for me to murder.” It continues right up until today. Last month a Palestinian home in Douma was firebombed, killing 18 month old Ali Dawabsha in her sleep […]