Hagee: “Defending” Israel to Death

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The CUFI website (Christians United for Israel, John Hagee's Christian lobbying organization on behalf of the state of Israel) boldly displays Isaiah 62:1, emblazoned across its masthead, "For Zion's sake, I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet."  But given the content of Hagee's new book, "In Defense of Israel," I ...

The Great American Jewish Placebo

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In a recent article, George D. Hanus writes, "The United States... is a country of immigrants.  For centuries, wave after wave arrived on these shores, fleeing persecution, hoping to better their economic condition and merge into the mainstream of American society.... Immigrant Jews rapidly learned English, adopted American dress styles and sent their children to colleges ...

Do We Believe?

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This was the question that the World Jewish Digest asked this past high holiday season in light of a 2006 Harris Poll "showing that just 30 percent of Jews in a nationwide survey said they were 'absolutely certain' there was a God."1  According the issue's cover story, 76% of Protestants, 64% of Catholics, and 93% ...

Why Kevin Geoffrey has issues

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My wife, Esther, sat staring at my computer screen. "Kevin Geoffrey has... issues?" she questioned. "I'm not so sure about this blog thing, Kev." But despite Esther's hesitancy, I'm strangely comfortable with the idea. "Kevin Geoffrey has Messianic Jewish Issues" expresses the need I feel to be brutally honest about everything I write about here ...