Today I Was Asked By CNN If I Am Brain Dead

CNN does not have a great reputation for a fair and balanced coverage of events involving Israel. Ten years ago, Israeli hip-hop group HaDag Nachash released a song called Shirat HaStikar. The song’s lyrics include the lines that were found on bumper stickers throughout Israel, namely “CNN Mishaker” – “CNN lies”. I don’t think anyone More »

ZOA Praises South Carolina’s House of Reps for Strengthening Protections for Jewish College Students

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly praised South Carolina’s House of Representatives today for passing a bill (H. 3643) which requires South Carolina’s colleges and universities to use the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism in reviewing, investigating, and deciding whether their anti-discrimination policies have been violated.  The State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism appropriately More »

Anti-Semitism is the New Social Justice

Hating Israel is the thing to do today on university campuses. It makes you seem “progressive.” It means you’re “woke” and socially aware. It means you’re fighting against a tyrannical regime. It is supporting the struggle of an oppressed people at the hands of White colonialist supremacy. Zionism is racism. Israel is evil, end of More »

Balancing Judaism & Studies in a Public College

  Judaism is an age-old religion that has many different sects, each with similar, yet different interpretations of laws, customs, and traditions. Sometimes, individuals like myself, struggle to connect with different denominations and end up connecting to Judaism in other ways. For example, one of the most important tenets to me is to be kind More »