Having Survived a Synagogue Shooting, a Rabbi Proclaims His Faith in Judaism and the American Idea

Last Saturday, the final day of Passover, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was about to give his sermon when he heard a loud noise and rushed to the synagogue lobby to see that a man with a rifle had just murdered one of his congregants. The shooter then fired at Goldstein and hit the index fingers on both hands, which he raised to protect his eyes; two others were injured, one of them a child, before two synagogue goers managed to chase the shooter away. Goldstein writes:

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, Judaism

Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees

Jan. 19 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains:

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More about: Mike Pompeo, Palestinian refugees, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA