ב"ה
Monday, 23 Tevet, 5780
  |  January 20, 2020

First Herbalist Conference in Israel Comes Under BDS Attack

An Israeli conference for herbalists has come under attack by the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement; Crown Heights resident Sara-Chana Silverstein is the only Jewish Herbalist from the US still planning to speak. Full Story

Kashrus Officials Meet for Annual Conference

Next Story »

L’Chaim: Shur – Wilhelm

8
Opinions and Comments

To keep track of your comments, follow a conversation or flag a comment Login
avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Well Said Sara Chana
Guest
Well Said Sara Chana

What a lot of people don’t realize is that there is more at stake than just your own personal brand being attacked by this BDS movement. By surrendering and kowtowing to these thugs and murderers (Those who encourage and tolerate the murder of innocents are no better than the one that pulls the trigger), they are only encouraging and reinforcing them to continue with their evil campaign against Jews. Like Dr. Silverstein said, “We can’t stand quiet…Because then it will happen to the [physical therapists], to the [occupational therapists], to the speech therapists”. I would like to add to that… Read more »

Nothing new
Guest
Nothing new

Sounds like prewar Germany. We need Moshiach.

Another Frum Herbalist
Guest
Another Frum Herbalist

It’s a sickening turn of events, although I assume the organizers are Israeli? They must have absolutely no idea how vicious the BDS movement has become in progressive circles like the American Herbalists Guild. I wonder if their Jewish founder AJR is coming out in support of BDS? I certainly hope not.

Wishing the organizers brocha v’hatlocha, the event should go smoothly without a glitch and Jews of all stripes should come out to learn (conservative-leaning Jews too). This will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

AJR?
Guest
AJR?

Thank you for the comment – who is AJR??

It's an ongoing BDS tactic : Happened last summer
Guest
It's an ongoing BDS tactic : Happened last summer

There was a meeting of the Association for Israel Studies — an association of academics in the Middle Eastern Studies field (mostly university professors) — in the Galilee, in June. BDS issued implied threats to disrupt this meeting, toward certain academics in this association — Jews, generally (though, r”l there are Jewish academics who love BDS!) — who do not side with the BDSers and insinuated that they would not be safe, personally and professionally. The Algemeiner, in its J100 list for last year, recently honored an emerita professor from Smith College, Donna Robinson Divine — a key participant in… Read more »

Such as chutzpah, doing this IN Eretz Yisrael!
Guest
Such as chutzpah, doing this IN Eretz Yisrael!

The BDSers are brazen in the diaspora. Seeing this happening IN Eretz Yisrael is the height of chutzpah!

Distortion of the goodness of nature and humanity
Guest
Distortion of the goodness of nature and humanity

It seems like there are hypocrites out there who claim to love ‘nature’ and ‘wellness’, take pictures showing how ‘humane’ they are- based on identity politics- while in truth being self-absorbed, miserable bullies with personality disorders who spread poison. They are the polar opposites of the attributes of peace and wellness represented by the bounty of nature and the true love of humanity.

Especially one particular group
Guest
Especially one particular group

The animal rights fanatics like those that try and disrupt Kaporos and throw blood on people wearing fur coats.

X