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“Russia is our friend”

Less than two months after the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, by a white supremacist, a few dozen neo-Nazis gathered in the city for another tiki torch-lit demonstration, with (again) the ostensible purpose of protecting Confederate monuments.
The crowd chanted “You will not replace us.” No word if anyone replaced “You” with “Jews,” as [...]

Now Las Vegas

Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Orlando, now this.
It’s still not clear what was behind the madness of the shooter who killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds more, or (among other questions) how he managed to transport 10 rifles to his hotel room without anyone noticing or calling the police, or if he had an [...]

And so…

While millions of Americans face months of utter misery and health crises without electric power or reliable supplies of fresh water, President Trump focuses his (and the media’s) attention on what’s really important: African-American professional athletes who kneel in protest during the National Anthem.
Speaking Friday at a rally for a candidate for US Senate from [...]

And now, Irma

Best wishes to everyone in the path of yet another “unprecedented” storm barreling toward the US– Hurricane Irma, which is on course to strike the Gulf Coast of Florida Sunday morning.
In one of the biggest evacuations ever ordered in the U.S., about 6.3 million people in Florida — more than one-quarter of the state’s population [...]

Reassuring thought

There are more of these people:

Than there are of these:

Or these:

You can donate to help the victims of Harvey here.

Black-clad jerks in Berkeley

#Berkeley 'anti-hate activists' beat the sh!t out of someone they deem 'Nazi' @CNN who are the hateful ones exactly?
— Lucid Hurricane ✘ (@LucidHurricaneX) August 28, 2017

While people in Houston and vicinity were acting heroically and selflessly on Sunday, about a hundred black-clad “anarchists” showed up in Berkeley to attack a handful of peaceful [...]

Harvey slams Texas

Best wishes to our readers in Texas and their families as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, after devastating part of the Gulf Coast, move inland and flood Houston.
Officials here warned that the deluge in the nation’s fourth-largest city on Sunday will be “beyond anything experienced,” as Harvey pummeled Texas, dropping more than two feet of [...]

“This is 2017 in the United States of America.”

Can you guess by which of the two sides (to which President Trump has assigned approximately equal blame) Charlottesville’s Jews felt more endangered?
Alan Zimmerman, president of Congregation Beth Israel, writes:
On Saturday morning, I stood outside our synagogue with the armed security guard we hired after the police department refused to provide us with an officer [...]

Awful news from Charlottesville

About 70 miles east of where I live, in the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia, one person is dead and many others injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully marching against a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally.

Here are some of the people they were protesting:

Unfortunately I’m used to seeing [...]

Dealing with Speech at UC Berkeley

Berkeley has been the front line of recent “free speech” battles raging across universities around the country, but it appears the university administration is finally getting serious about its approach to dealing with controversial speakers on campus. Ben Shaprio, conservative columnist and pundit, was invited by the College Republicans to speak but was told by [...]