Author John Evans

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research compiled a recent report based on an EU survey of more than 2,700 Jewish Europeans...

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Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Media & Ethics

October 15, 2020

Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Possibly there should have been a separate back entrance to the Whole Foods, labeled “Scientologists Only.” Possibly,...

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“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 22, 2020

“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Yes, chatty little “everyone-knows” assertions can develop into virulent violent acts of rage with the turn of a page,...

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Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Media & Ethics

June 12, 2020

Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Juvenal, the ancient Roman poet, had a phrase for it: “Bread and circuses.” By that he meant keep the rabble distracted...

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The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The fear and suspicion of the sudden influx of foreigners in general and Irish-Catholics in particular spawned a political...

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Contagion of Faith

Religious Freedom

April 1, 2020

Contagion of Faith

And now just a few short weeks later, all of us suddenly find ourselves searching for faith elsewhere than where the signs...

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Theophobia 101, Part II: Theophobia Goes Global

Religious Literacy

February 7, 2020

Theophobia 101, Part II: Theophobia Goes Global

Well, is religion that dangerous or irrelevant? Should we consider being evangelical about the gospel of Nothingness? Shall...

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The Odyssey of the Soul, for When You Need Reassurance

Religious Literacy

December 29, 2019

The Odyssey of the Soul, for When You Need Reassurance

There’s a Jewish legend about what happens to us before we are born. An Angel appears and introduces us to all the high...

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Theophobia, Part I: Why a Hatred of Religion?

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 30, 2019

Theophobia, Part I: Why a Hatred of Religion?

Religion has been in an international statistical decline. The religiously unaffiliated, otherwise known as "nones," are growing...

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Anti-Semitism 101, Part 2: <br />Modern Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism 101, Part 2:
Modern Anti-Semitism

Old lies die hard. A recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League revealed that 13 percent believe that “Jews are more likely...

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Anti-Semitism 101, Part 1: The Roots of the Movement

Anti-Semitism 101, Part 1: The Roots of the Movement

The Jews, then, were set apart in the ancient world, a factor that worked both for them—preserving a unique and imperishable...

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“Not in Our Town”—The Miracle of Magic City

“Not in Our Town”—The Miracle of Magic City

That night, six more homes with menorahs, along with a Methodist church donning the same, were vandalized. But more menorahs...

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