Adam Soclof interviews the Jerusalem snowboarder "with tzitzit flying" who was featured on the Wall Street Journal's front page.
Do you feel any added pressure, now that you’re a publicly visible religious figure in popular media?
I feel pressured to try and represent the truest values of my being, and to try and express them in a way that’s true to myself and my beliefs — and hopefully to be an inspiration for other people to try and bring out their truth.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2013/12/19/news-opinion/meet-the-orthodox-snowboarder-from-wall-street-journals-front-page#ixzz2oBjOExPZ
On Friday, Anti-Defamation League president Abraham Foxman blasted Huffington Post for its anti-Semitic splash page pushing against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is pushing for harsher sanctions against Iran. The page showed Menendez speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and carried the headline, “SABOTEUR SEN. LAUNCHING WAR PUSH.”
Read more: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/adl-blasts-huffpo-anti-semitism#.UrZieodPwog.twitter
Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians.
Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2013/12/20/news-opinion/world/canada-wants-un-official-ousted-over-palesitinian-holocaust-comment#ixzz2oBikgSli