As the world becomes, to all appearances, a discordant, chaotic jungle inhabited by trees with glass shard leaves and strange, growling nocturnal beasts, it might seem counter-intuitive to seek comfort and guidance from the works of a 17th century Jewish heretic who spent most of his life living quietly as a lens grinder and exchanging learned letters with European intellectuals. On the 350th year since Spinoza’s death, however, he still has much to teach us.
Radiohead is facing pressure for an upcoming performance in Israel. Today, R.E.M’s Michael Stripe posted in support of the choice.
There are predictable ingredients in a Muslim-hatred souffle.
“We did not evolve from a single ‘cradle of mankind’; we evolved on the African continent.”
Roger Waters supports BDS and has been accused of anti-Semitism. So, how should Jews feel about his new album “Is This The Life We Really Want?”
Leonard Cohen traveled to Israel during the Yom Kippur War and his “Hallelujah” was featured at a Yom Yerushalayim concert. But what does that mean?
Who is indigenous to the land of Israel, Israelis or Palestinians?
It’s a question we need to stop asking. Here’s why:
Radiohead is scheduled to play Tel Aviv in July. But Roger Waters, Desmond Tutu and others are urging them to rethink that decision.
Several Jews were essential to the development of nuclear weapons. What impact will we have on its future?