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You Wanna Talk Apartheid States?

“Saudi Arabia is barring visits by Jews after launching a new visa scheme to try to attract more tourists.” Interestingly enough, the posting to the Saudi website about the new visa restrictions has been removed. Anyone got a cached version?…

If Anne Frank Only Knew…

North Korean school children are being given The Diary of Anne Frank to read in accompaniment of a lesson plan which draws comparisons between the Nazi regime and the US government. “Anne Frank’s diary is a big plea…for freedom and…

God Hates Shrimp

“Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God’s law unto the heathens and the sodomites. We call upon all…

Shock Theatre

The JTA brings us this lovely photograph from Wednesday’s exceptionally tasteless protest of The Passion, organized by Amcha and staged at a theatre showing the film on the Upper West Side. “‘The Passion casts Jews as being Jesus-killers,’ said Rabbi…

Bill Hicks, z”l

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of stand up comedian Bill Hicks. Hicks, who was notorious for his scathing commentary on evangelical Christianity would have had a field day with all this Passion business, thus making this “yahrzeit”…

Andrew Sullivan On The Passion

Is it anti-Semitic? The question has to be placed in the context of the Gospels and it is hard to reproduce the story without risking such inferences. But in my view, Gibson goes much further than what might be forgivable.…