Here are the Blogs in the Richard L. Rubenstein
Monday, 25 August 2014
The beheading of James Foley demonstrates the utter obscenity of the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to schedule the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” in its current season. The very title of the Klinghoffer opera is a lie. The opera is not about the death of Klinghoffer. It is about the murder of a helpless ...Read More...
Posted on 08/25/2014 9:44 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Published in the July issue.
Dear Mr. Brook:
Recently, I read with great interest the article “Bearing witness: A controversial 1963 trip to Birmingham by 19 rabbis,”(Southern Jewish Life, Friday, May 3, 2013, http://www.sjlmag.com/2013/05/bearing-witness-controversial-1963-trip.html.)
I was ...Read More...
Posted on 07/20/2014 3:43 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Recently, I chanced to reread President Obama’s Jerusalem speech of March 21, 2013. I was distressed, but not surprised. Apparently, the President of the United States either doesn’t understand the meaning of sovereignty or, if he does, he deliberately misrepresented it in his speech. If anyone ought ...Read More...
Posted on 07/03/2014 3:06 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Harold Rhode and Joseph Raskas write at the Gatestone Institute. (Harold Rhode has been interviewed by Jerry Gordon and has a follow up interview coming in our June issue.)
When the Iranians, then one of the most advanced and mightiest empires on earth, were conquered in 636 CE by what they deemed ...Read More...
Posted on 05/29/2014 9:55 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
On Saturday evening December 7, my daughter took me to the annual concert of Handel’s Messiah by the Hartford Symphony and the Hartford Chorale in Hartford’s utterly magnificent Bushnell Theatre. The Bushnell seats 2,800 people, every seat of which was taken. Hannah goes almost every year ...Read More...
Posted on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Saturday, 7 December 2013
December 7, 1941-
Lest we forget, today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I had been out until 3:00 AM the evening before with friends and I shall never forget my reaction when a friend woke me at 3:00 PM and said, "Wake up! The Japs have bombed Pearl Harbor!" ...Read More...
Posted on 12/07/2013 12:00 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein
In the last few weeks, thanks to the inept leadership of the president of the United States, the regional conflict in Syria has morphed into a proxy conflict between the U.S. and Russia, and it looks like the Russians are winning. One would never know this by looking at or ...Read More...
Posted on 09/15/2013 12:00 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Recently, I read with interest a description of the Iftar, the meal with which the fast of Ramadan is broken, sponsored by Ambassador Michael Oren at the Israeli embassy in Washington. I can understand why the ambassador would deem it appropriate to hold an Iftar at the embassy given the fact that a ...Read More...
Posted on 07/21/2013 12:00 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 14 April 2013
If ever a group had reason to sponsor a lecture by Pamela Geller on “Imposition of Sharia in America,” it was Chabad, and Rabbi Yoseph Geisinsky of Chabad of Great Neck (Long Island) is to be commended for having the courage to do so after Ms Geller’s talk was cancelled by the Men’s ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2013 10:09 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Recently, I was interviewed at my home by David Birnbaum, author of Summa Metaphysica, Parts I and II, on my book, After Auschwitz, and my theological views starting with the question, “Is God dead?” (Short answer, No). The interview has now been placed on You Tube in three segments. For ...Read More...
Posted on 02/07/2013 9:49 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 4 January 2013
Clifford May really spells out the fundamental issue in the conflict with Islam and why western elites are so clueless in this NRO review of Robert Kaplan's new book.
Robert D. Kaplan has long been among America’s most insightful analysts of global trends. I’d rather argue ...Read More...
Posted on 01/04/2013 6:36 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Monday, 17 December 2012
Claudia Rosett writes in NRO
Alarm bells ought to be going off because of the quiet trip to Washington this week of the head of the Paris-based UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. For at least the fourth time since last December, UNESCO director-general ...Read More...
Posted on 12/17/2012 4:50 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
On Tuesday August 21, the Obama campaign launched “Rabbis for Obama,” with a list of some 613 rabbis who had declared their support for the President’s reelection. The announcement came after a sequence of events that began when it became known that the White House had agreed, ...Read More...
Posted on 08/28/2012 10:56 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 15 June 2012
Tufail Ahmad writes at MEMRI:
Hizb Al-Tahrir America, which is a branch of Hizb Al-Tahrir Al-Islami, an international Islamist group that advocates the message of jihad in order to re-establish a Khilafah Rashida (a righteous caliphate), has scheduled a June 17, 2012 conference in Rolling ...Read More...
Posted on 06/15/2012 1:59 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 18 May 2012
Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, noted theologian,
scholar and author of many works including
most recently Jihad & Genocide
I must begin by expressing my regret that I cannot receive this recognition in person. Because of the illness of my wife, truly my intellectual and spiritual partner over the ...Read More...
Posted on 05/18/2012 12:46 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
In December 1941, I was a member of the Junior Society of New York’s Temple Emanu-el. On Saturday evening December 6, 1941, the Junior Society held a formal dance. I was within a month of my 18th birthday and the dance was the first time I wore formal dress. I actually wore an overly-formal, ...Read More...
Posted on 12/07/2011 4:48 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Saturday, 15 October 2011
By Richard L. Rubenstein
FrontPageMagazine.com| September 7, 2005
(revised ...Read More...
Posted on 10/15/2011 4:10 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 23 September 2011
Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein
I listened to President Obama’s rabbi call yesterday. The whole operation was managed by the Reform movement with leftist Rabbi David Saperstein acting as chairperson and droolingly thanking the President for all he had done. Rabbi David Saperstein is married ...Read More...
Posted on 09/23/2011 5:00 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 29 April 2011
The Wall Street Journal was not exactly enthusiastic about President Obama’s choice of General David Petraeus to succeed Leon Panetta as Director of the CIA. (“Obama’s Security Shuffle,” April 29, 2011,). Arguing that the General has “earned a promotion to be ...Read More...
Posted on 04/29/2011 1:07 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Today’s NYT Book Review section contains a review of Alexandra Styron’s new biography of her father, William Styron, Reading My Father. The review reminded me of the enormous debt I owed to Styron.
In 1975, a book I authored, The Cunning of History, was published. It was almost completely ...Read More...
Posted on 04/24/2011 12:51 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 25 March 2011
This morning (March 25, 2011), the New York Times published an important article, “Islamist Group is Rising Force in a New Egypt.” We should not be surprised at this development. For all the NPR, NYT, and CNN talk of a "moderate," new Muslim Brotherhood (MB), what has ...Read More...
Posted on 03/25/2011 10:52 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Friday, 18 March 2011
On January 27, 2011, designated by the UN as "Holocaust Memorial Day,” 400 rabbis placed an ad in the Wall Street Journal in the form of an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of the News Corporation, requesting that Glenn Beck be “sanctioned” for “his unscrupulous ...Read More...
Posted on 03/18/2011 3:27 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Saturday, 27 November 2010
On October 25, 2010, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) hosted an interfaith forum on "Judaism and Islam in America Today: Assimilation and Authenticity." The participants in the panel were Chancellor Arnold Eisen of the Seminary, Sherman Jackson, professor of Islam at the University of Michigan, ...Read More...
Posted on 11/27/2010 9:32 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
In a SPIEGEL interview, Dutch Islam-opponent Geert Wilders discusses his fight for a Koran ban, why German Chancellor Angela Merkel is running scared on the immigration issue and his belief that the Netherlands' debate over Muslims has now crossed the border into Germany.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Wilders, ...Read More...
Posted on 11/09/2010 3:39 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Steve Lipman writes in Jewish Week:
In the shadow of the controversial planned Islamic center near Ground Zero and a State Department alert about suspected Al- Qaeda attacks in Europe, several dozen experts on the threat to national security posed by contemporary Muslims met here Sunday
- and a ...Read More...
Posted on 10/10/2010 12:01 PM by Richard L. Rubenstein