Because of frequent references to lashon hara (derogatory speech) in liturgy, Tanach, Talmud and other sources, too, one could be forgiven for believing that Judaism is obsessed with the all-too-common phenomenon of people speaking ill of others. For example, toward the end of the thrice-daily recitation of the Amidah (standing prayer) we are implored to […]

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual “Road To Majority Policy Conference” at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center June 17, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Seth Herald/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said the “greatest danger to America comes from within” and […]

On May 14, I joined a group of pastors from Brooklyn leading a march through Chinatown, Manhattan. I’m a member of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council—also known as the “GodSquad”—which has long worked to prevent gun violence in our neighborhood of East Flatbush through street engagement, education, leadership training, neighborhood organizing, targeted interventions, victim services, […]

An Israeli court has convicted an employee of World Vision, the christian charity, of secretly transferring millions in funds to the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip. According to CBN News, World Vision aid worker Mohammad el-Halabi was arrested in 2016 for allegedly stealing some $50 million and giving it to Hamas. Mohammad had […]

Marwan Muasher, who was foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Jordan and is a confidant of Jordanian King Abdullah, just published a wholesale attack on the Abraham Accords. Muasher claims that they are “a recipe for violence, not peace,” and he urges the US to stop offering incentives to Arab governments to join the […]

Actor Chris Evans discusses the same-sex kiss in the upcoming film “Lightyear” in an interview with Reuters, June 9, 2022. | Screenshot: YouTube/Reuters An actor starring in Disney Pixar’s animated film “Lightyear” ridiculed those who are outraged over its inclusion of a same-sex kiss as “idiots” who are poised to “die off like dinosaurs.” Earlier […]

Wikimedia Commons/Ludovic Bertron A California city council member has denounced the raising of an LGBT pride flag at City Hall as a “disgraceful attack on traditional Christianity,” prompting many to demand that he be removed from office.  Fresno Councilman Garry Bredefeld told EyeWitness News 47 that he believes a pride flag shouldn’t have been raised […]

Retiring megachurch pastor Rick Warren stood up among a crowd of Southern Baptists to address the convention for what could be his last time. The 68-year-old leader referred to his remarks as both a “love letter” to the denomination and his “dying words.” “Are we going to keep bickering over secondary issues,” Warren asked, “or […]

A sculpture outside of a Wittenberg church where Martin Luther once preached shows three small people in pointy hats, meant to be Jews, sucking from the teats of a large female pig. A fourth figure stands behind the sow, lifting up the pig’s tail, and looking at its butt. The obscene and bizarre image has […]

During its annual gathering on Friday, the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) issued an apology for four incidents of racism that allegedly took place during the meeting. The Assembly also passed a statement of “sorrow and regret” without dissent on Friday. A day earlier, representatives of the Conferencing Office of Eastern University informed […]


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