Marvin Hier Must Rise Above Being ‘Donald Trump’s Rabbi’

Simply by appearing at the ceremony, Hier will be giving Trump the legitimacy he craves and normalizing the bigotry he espouses.


John Kerry’s Leaned Over Backward to Praise Israel — and the Numbers Prove It

A quantitative and qualitative review of John Kerry’s speech, given in response to U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, shows that from the very beginning, Kerry was clearly making the case for Israel.


Why Rabbi Marvin Hier Giving His Blessing to Trump’s Inauguration Is a Good Thing

Having Hier deliver the prayer and stay close to the First Family is in the best interest not only of the SWC, but also of Jews who believe in its mission of confronting anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism.


Why Jews Must Fight for the Civil Rights of Muslims

(JTA) — As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., American Jews should reflect anew upon the epic struggle he led to free African-Americans from the shackles of bigotry and take pride in the singular role played by the Jewish community in support of King and African-Americans. As we await the advent of…


Why Jews Need To Stop Using the Word ‘Christian’ as a Slur

There is a widespread but little-mentioned problem in Judaism today: namely, the derisive dismissal of Reform Jews by the Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox. This often takes the form of slurs and insults. One of the most noxious and oft-repeated of these is the assertion that Reform Jews are not really Jews, but Christians.

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