Megan Phelps-Roper left her grandfather’s church after corresponding with a Jew on Twitter, who forced her to question her own beliefs.
Of all places, why did the half-dozen protestors with the Westboro Baptist Church, who usually concentrate on fomenting hatred of gays and lesbians, choose to picket Yeshiva University?
A 38-minute visit of five members of the Westboro Baptist Church three blocks south of Yeshiva University stimulated a discussion on LGBTQ issues within the school’s community, resulting in hundreds of dollars being donated to an organization for Jewish queer youth at risk. The hate group, which targets Jews and LGBTQ people altogether, announced in February that it would stop by Yeshiva University in March during its “God Hates Your Idols Preaching Tour” because it “encapsulates the perverse state of both modern Judaism and the American university system.”
The Church members also sang, “wrath will soon pour on you, for your harmful sins, your great affliction, it will soon begin,” to the tune of the Israeli national anthem.
Half a dozen Westboro Baptist Church members protested outside Yeshiva University Monday, holding signs that proclaimed the Jews killed Jesus.
After a demonstration at Shalhevet High School outside of Los Angeles this week, the infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church announced via Twitter that it will hold a protest at Yeshiva University at the end of March.
When fringe groups seek to challenge our faith, how should we respond? Should we engage — or walk away?
I have been ignoring Westboro Baptist Church my whole life, but now they are coming to my backyard, so I can’t ignore them.
The Los Angeles deli man grew up with two different styles of latkes — one from his mom’s side and one from his dad’s — and his favorite is somewhere in between.
It’s not too soon to start planning your Rosh Hashanah menu. We’re kicking off our coverage with just a few of the places around the U.S. offering holiday treats to go.