For black Israelites, the killing of two African Americans at the hands of police, caught on camera and shared widely online, was part of a pattern of black persecution. Organizing politically was discussed, but leaders emphasized that obedience to God, and following the commandments of the Torah, must come before any political solution.45
The Republican National Convention turned to a little-known Ohio police rabbi to deliver an invocation after Rabbi Haskel Lookstein pulled out over the weekend amid protests.17
Watch Day 1 of the GOP convention below. The livestream will resume at 5:30 PM.
Marc Daniels, better known as “The Kippah Guy,” isn’t at the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland for politics. What matters to Daniels is the message that he’s been hounding presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with since February: sow seeds of peace and weed out hate.
The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement claimed a landslide victory in Canada on the weekend of July 9 as the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly overwhelmingly supported a resolution backing the boycott of Israel.11
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