Islam: A Religion or a Political and Social Movement?

By Robert Lappin As controversy swirls around President Trump’s move to bar individual’s entry to the United States from six countries with predominately Muslim populations, a much larger and more important issue is overlooked. The issue is Islam, and the correctness of defining it as a religion, as it relates to our Constitution, and to…

[EXCLUSIVE] Hillel at the Crossroads, Part IV: Accusations of Intimidation in Boston

When one speaks to Eric Fingerhut, CEO of Hillel International, one hears a quiet voice speaking carefully and thoughtfully. Managing thousands of interconnected programs at more than 500 independent local Hillels, walking a tightrope between a spectrum of Jewish political and religious persuasions — all vying for primacy at the nation’s Jewish campus outposts, Fingerhut…

[EXCLUSIVE] Hillel at the Crossroads. Part II: How Things Broke Down in Boston

Northeastern University Hillel board chairman Sheldon Goldman is incensed at the treatment that his Hillel chapter has received at the hands of Hillel International, and he lays the blame squarely on the organization’s CEO — Eric Fingerhut. In an August 18, 2017, email, Goldman insisted that Fingerhut “must be replaced as the leader of Hillel. This cannot…

[EXCLUSIVE] What do American Jews want from Hillel? What is Hillel to do? Part 1 of 4

Edwin Black for Respvblica | September 16, 2017 | Part 1 of a continuing series When Hillel International CEO Eric Fingerhut stands at the window of his curved corner office at the organization’s Washington, DC headquarters, he looks down on a streetscape dominated by Chinatown and its Friendship Arch. But Fingerhut’s domain extends far beyond anything the eye can…

Is Music the Answer for Kim Jong Un?

By Charles Finch for Respvblica   For the past few weeks, I have proposed to the Trump War Room an idea for a peaceful solution in Korea, an international concert in the Korean DMZ, emceed by President Trump (surrounded by Allied troops for security) for a peaceful, demilitarized, united Korea. The plan would be to…

On Abortion

On abortion… Immigrants being given funding for abortions in Oregon doesn’t bother me. Abortions in general don’t bother me. I am not certain why, except to write that my understanding of the world allows for abortion as an adjunct to the Malthusian belief that the earth’s population is diminished by war and famine and climactic…