Pamela Geller alerts readers to a letter published in the Guardian asking the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to withdraw its invitation to the Israeli Habima theatre company so as not to be "complicit with human rights violations"...blah blah blah.
I came across a letter in support of BDS which I am not going to link to but contains such pearls of wisdom about the Hebrew language as the following.
"Hebrew is the language of the abuser of human rights."
I take offense when the language in which the Torah and and holy books of my religion is denigrated.
However, there is one instance when I asked that a word in Hebrew should not be written.
Yesterday the Yeshiva World wrote about Councilman David G. Greenfield who voiced his "outrage at advertising company Clear Channel’s decision to allow a sign mocking the Jewish faith to be installed on a billboard overlooking the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Greenpoint.
...In addition to the offensive message contained in the advertisement, Greenfield objects to the group’s use of G-d’s name in its original Hebrew form as written in the Torah. According to the Jewish faith, this name is never written or spoken, so having it included on the billboard, especially in this context, is deeply offensive."
When I saw an article about the sign a couple of months ago, I wrote to the head of the organization. "Knowing that the billboards with the holy name of G-d written on them will be disposed of at a later date in a disrepectful manner causes great anguish to me. I urge you to reconsider going ahead with this particular ad."
Among other things he wrote back something to the effect about the unreasonableness of making non adherehents follow my rules.
For those interested in politics, there's an interesting article at Capital Tonight about redistricting in Ramapo, Rockland County.
As explained in court papers filed by Ramapo Town Councilman Yitzchok Ullman, who successfully sought intervenor status, the situation is as follows:
“The map displays boundary lines so tortured that they could only be the result of gerrymandering based upon religious concerns in that it appears that the district lines have been purposefully manipulated to divide the heavily Chasidic Jewish communities of New Square and Kaser, thereby affecting their voting rights and impairing the effective representation of the districts in questions.”