There are many things I love about Judaism. One of them is the premium Jews place on education. The Talmud states it is a parent’s responsibility to see that children are raised and educated in Judaism. I’ve drawn on a lot of resources to live up to my responsibility.
We mourn once again. Terrorists killed five Israelis – four rabbis and one Druze police officer – in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week.
We are appalled by these brutal murders of the Jews and the Druze – Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, Rabbi Kalman Levine, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, and Officer Zidan Sarif, who left behind a six-month old baby girl. This is not an isolated event. In the past month, several other Jews have been killed by Palestinian terrorists, including a three-month old girl.
There they go again. I refer to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which once again is targeting Israel for one-sided, discriminatory treatment.
In this case, the Human Rights Council has established a commission to investigate Israel's conduct during this summer's Operation Protective Edge. Among the 48 states on the Human Rights Council are China, Congo, Cuba, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia -- states not well known for stellar human rights records. And yet they obsessively focus on Israel.