Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Director of the CJV, appeared by phone on the “In the News” show of the Jewish Broadcasting Service, facing off with Rabbi Eric Yoffie, immediate Past President of the Union for Reform Judaism, discussing the CJV’s criticism of the URJ’s condemnation of Israel’s anti-BDS law and friendly visit with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Rabbis Accuse Tufts University of “Fostering an AntiSemitic Environment”
Tufts administrators took sides in a manner that neatly inverted the haters and the hated, and thus directly contributed to the environment which led to the grotesque and underhanded passage of an anti-Semitic student government resolution on the eve of Passover.
- Rabbis Back VP Pence as “Model Example of Spousal Conduct”
Pence represents an often necessary and cautious approach to social relationships between the genders, a safeguarding of one’s marriage, and a recognition of the valor and mindfulness needed by both men and women to be circumspect.
- Rabbis Endorse Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch for SCOTUS
Judge Gorsuch continually demonstrated great intelligence, deep personal integrity, and an unswerving dedication to historic principles of Constitutional law, including the First Amendment’s protections of religious liberty.
- The Transgender Madness Has Got to Stop
The knee-jerk tendency to assume (and wish?) that people are transgender has become so pervasive that anyone who shows interest in that which is not wholly typical for his or her gender is suspected of very likely being “trans”.
- Passover: A Message of Personal Responsibility
The Sages of the Talmud and classical rabbinic commentaries view Passover not only as a celebration of the physical freedom attained by the Hebrews enslaved in Egypt over three and a half millennia ago, but also as a celebration of the freedom to abide by the divine moral law and the freedom to rein in one’s personal inclination to sin.
- A Dynamic New Voice Champions Torah Values In The Public Square
As requested by the Jewish Press: CJV Senior Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer wrote about the formation of the CJV, why it was necessary and what we have already accomplished.