Weekly Links June 21st-28th 2013

A fascinating account of faith, doubt and fundamentalism

http://www.ted.com/talks/lesley_hazleton_the_doubt_essential_to_faith.html

It took me a long time to come to this point – but it is clear to me now: singling out Israel, by the Western Left, especially the Jewish Western Left, is not a sign of anti-Semitism.

http://972mag.com/why-boycotts-are-fair-game/74082/

“The LGBTQ community frequently defines itself as the new civil rights movement. This week’s ruling reveals the falsehood of that claim. As long as the LGBTQ community continues to co-opt the language of that previous and ongoing struggle, it must also remain true to the principle of equality and justice for all—not merely one’s own.”

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_tempered_celebration_20130627/

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