Quote of the Day


Rabbi David Nesenoff, the rabbi who interviewed Helen Thomas, has received thousands of hate messages following the release of the video showing Thomas making anti-Israel and anti-Jewish comments. You can read some of the hate mail on his website, Rabbilive.com.

Our Quote of the Day is from an article posted today on Haaretz.com:

“According to Nesenoff, he no longer sees a difference between anti-Semitic and anti-Israel behavior, saying that Israel was “a legitimate state and if there’s any criticism it must be specific. But people keep returning to the question: Why are the Jews living there? They took over that country.’ It is a re-writing of history while ignoring the centuries-long Jewish presence in Israel. Those are statements against Jews, with anti-Israel sentiment being only a part of it.”

-Rabbi David Nesenoff


About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue in Agoura Hills, CA, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Yahnatan Lasko says:

    When I saw this picture, I thought, "Hey, I know that guy!" A little Googling confirmed that I was right–he was formerly the rabbi at the conservative temple where my cousins attend on Long Island–he did my two cousins' bnai mitzvahs. Small world.

  2. Rabbi Joshua says:

    Wow … that is really cool! Thanks for sharing.

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