Colors: Green Color

My original intent was to write about the awful Jewish – and in some cases even Orthodox – reaction to the Jewish action in Arab Huwara, Israel. You will recall the awful spate of terrorism in Israel as two brothers, Hallel and Yagel Yaniv, were killed at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. It was then followed with the murder of Elan Ganeles, an American visiting Israel. Two weeks earlier, ten people were killed exiting shul on Friday night. That was followed by a car ramming that killed two little brothers Paley in Ramot. How much tragedy can any people suffer?

A couple of Benjamins have been making the news lately. We all know that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made her infamous statement referring to Jewish influence in Congress that “It’s the Benjamins baby!” – meaning that Jews are into money as represented by Benjamin Franklin, who is depicted on the $100 bill.

Two issues ago, I wrote an open letter to Senator Toby Stavisky for her damaging letter to Yeshiva University, which was leaked to The New York Times. The letter added fuel to fiery hatred of The Times against Orthodox Jewry (and Israel). It turns out, as documented by Warren Hecht and others, that the charges of financial impropriety were totally unfounded . What really rankled the three Jewish co-signers, including Brad Hoylman-Sigal and Liz Krueger, was YU’s stand against the LGBTQ clubs. Other people privately wrote to Stavisky as well, expressing their dismay with her.