JDL Canada tonight: David Solway, to discuss the urgent need to change Jewish Leadership and Jewish Ideals

by 1389 on February 25, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), books, Canada, JDL Canada, Judaism

Tonight, David Solway will be appearing at the Toronto Zionist Centre to speak – and discuss his new book. It promises to be another informative evening in our series of guest speakers. Mr. Solway is an engaging presenter and the evening promises to be challenging and informative.

Join the Jewish Defence League for an evening with David Solway, to discuss the urgent need to change Jewish Leadership and Jewish Ideals

Monday February 25, 2013, 7:30 pm
Toronto Zionist Centre, 788 Marlee Avenue
For additional information, call JDL at 416-736-7000

David Solway’s launch of his new Freedom Press book “The Boxthorn Tree

“David Solway’s high-octane writing snaps, crackles, and pops with savage but disciplined indignation.”– Barbara Kay, National Post columnist

National officials, press barons, journalists, Internetians, “Human Rights” agencies, public intellectuals and a growing segment of the vox populi are tapping increasingly into the poisoned aquifer of anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist feeling. Yet what is perhaps even more disconcerting is the comparable attitude of many in the Jewish community today, mainly of the Left, who have made common cause with their enemies, defamers and traducers. There is not much question that what we are observing is a pathology of the first magnitude, what the Talmudic sages called sin’at akhim, or brotherly hatred, an element of Jewish life sufficiently pronounced to merit a name of its own. This book redresses the cowardly rise of Jewish self-hatred.

About the Author

David Solway’s work has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly; The Sewanee Review; PN Review (U.K.); Descant; Partisan Review; liberté; International Journal of Applied Semiotics; Policy Options: Institute on Research in Public Policy; and Journal of Modern Greek Studies. He is currently a regular contributor to FrontPage Magazine, Pajamas Media and Academic Questions in the U.S.


Roger Kimball, author, Tenured Radicals, editor & publisher, The New Criterion

“In The Boxthorne Tree, David Solway has assembled a veritable fusillade of inquiring, incisive, and supremely intelligent observations about the current state of play in the Middle East. He offers a salubrious alternative to the usual anti-Israeli static emanating from the mainstream media and its enablers in academia in prose that is as scintillating as it is well informed. This will be essential reading for anyone interested in what is actually happening in that perennially troubled hot spot.”

P. David Hornik, columnist, FrontPage Magazine

“David Solway’s incisive, erudite essays on Israel, the Jews, and the difficult world they have to confront make for arresting, indispensable reading. For me each Solway essay in this subject area is an event requiring, and rewarding, one’s full attention.”

Barbara Kay, National Post columnist

“David Solway’s high-octane writing snaps, crackles, and pops with savage but disciplined indignation. An omnivorous researcher, rooting out polemical truffles from ancient religious texts, eminent historians, presidential speeches, imams’ sermons, academic treatises, today’s newspapers, and yesterday’s blog posts with unflagging curiosity and a knack for artful synthesis, Solway’s intellectual and rhetorical command of today’s most pressing issues have no equal.”

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1 guest February 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

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Perhaps they could also include a discussion of the bigotry towards any non-Jew which is also a troubling aspect of the Talmud;

First of all, we are NOT a discussion group. We are not going to pretend that we have the resources to objectively consider all sides of major issues. Our main focus is the counterjihad.

We are familiar with some of the nasty stuff in one part of the Talmuds. However, the Talmud, the Bible, the Koran, etc. are all very different animals. The Talmud is a collection of the opinions of several rabbis. Those opinions are not consistent.

What we think you are referring to is the anti-Christian rant that one of the rabbis wrote. If so, you have to consider that the Jewish anti-Christian rhetoric was matched by Christian anti-Jewish rhetoric. I am old enough to remember pre-Vatican-II Roman Catholicism. One aspect of the service contained a nasty anti-Semitic reading. Putting it all into perspective, let’s give that ancient rabbi a pass. There is plenty of rhetoric on both sides that should have never been said or written.

this bigotry was in place in Jewish theology long before Our Lord appeared in human form on earth

In the ancient world, there was a lot of jingoism. It seems that every people thought they were better than the others. However, God commanded Jews to deal fairly with foreigners. If the truth could be told, we suspect the Jews to have been one of the more tolerant of ancient societies.

and a reading of the New Testament does indicate the Lord’s condemnation of such views which actually distance men from one another and mankind from God.

Very true.

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