Decency has no gender and no race. Ethics has no identity. And diversity is no substitute for decency.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, childhood friends from New York, opened their first ice cream parlor in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. As their names suggest, they are both Jewish. They began mass producing their unique flavors two years later. In 1987, they created Cherry Garcia, becoming the first ice cream company to name an ice cream after a rock star.
Last week, conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ,the 28-year-old Democratic Congressional candidate, to a debate. The challenge was so important to Shapiro that he offered to donate $10,000 to her campaign or a charity of her choice. Ocasio-Cortez refused to debate Shapiro and thus began a battle royale on social media.
In a speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Bernie Sanders supporter and self-proclaimed activist for feminism, Palestinian -American Linda Sarsour called for a “Jihad” (holy war) against the Trump administration, while calling for Muslims to resist assimilation.
Rasmea Odeh, convicted of two deadly terrorist bombings in Israel, is set to be a featured speaker at Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) 2017 National Member Meeting next month. Odeh was granted US citizenship twelve years ago, but her subsequent conviction for immigration fraud accents the present court battle against President Trump’s travel ban.