Cross-Currents Blog

Looking Over Our Right Shoulders

Newly elected member of the House of Representatives Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, recently admitted that she supports BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. Back in August, though, when asked...


Returning Home to Auschwitz

If anyone can add more prose or more tears to the story of Auschwitz, it isn’t me. I’m on my way back from a few days in the Killing Fields, thanks to one of...

Ample Room for Optimism

If only people today knew what a telegram was, the old joke about the typical Jewish one reading “Start worrying. Details to follow” would be apropos, at least to the pessimists among us, in...

Rabbi Farber: Rabbi Lau is on the Mark

Rabbi Seth Farber, director of the ITIM organization, has been an outspoken, long-term critic of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Please click here to read my response to Rabbi Farber’s new critique of Rabbi David...


The Politicization of Anti-Semitism

The blood of the victims was not yet dry, and already people were diverting our attention from the simple fact that Jews are still murdered for being Jews – and not hesitating to blame Jews for anti-Semitism.

Enemies, Enemies Everywhere

“Notorious anti-gunner George Soros joins anti-gun billionaires Steyer and Bloomberg. There is no end to how much they’ll pay to push their elitist agenda on Americans.” Thus tweeted the National Rifle Association three days...

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