Eliyahu Federman is not literally celebrating Christmas. But he does celebrate the fact that Christians are proudly observing their traditions amid relentless persecution.
In his ruling on underage drinking at Chabad, Judge Richard Posner cited articles on Jewish law. Eliyahu Federman says that was totally inappropriate.
A newspaper story about Hasids nabbed in a marijuana bust repeatedly points to the men’s religion. Eliyahu Federman asks why, since their faith has nothing to do with the alleged crime.
If Hollywood and television are a microcosm of the real world, the Gaza war has spread beyond the Middle East. It’s destroyed countless friendships and relationships.
If Hamas has the body of an Israeli soldier, they will likely demand the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for it. Eliyahu Federman explains why Israel should say no.
Denmark professes to be standing up for animal rights by banning kosher slaughter. So why does it allow hunting and inhumane fur production?
Menachem Stark was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The Hasidic real estate man may have had enemies — but Jewish humor and stereotypes have no place in the tragedy.
Naming a Christmas tree a ‘holiday’ tree or Hanukkah bush should be offensive to both the religious and secularist or atheist. It is deceptive — and just plain stupid.
If the Reform president and Chabad can connect as one people, who knows: Maybe there’s hope for other denominations of Judaism to bridge their differences.
Both Thankgiving and Hanukkah celebrate freedom from religious persecution. But we shouldn’t overlook the dark side of both holidays, Eliyahu Federman writes.