Hate Crimes: A Desecration of God’s Name

Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish has spent decades pursuing reconciliation in Israel. As director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, Kronish teaches that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all teach peace.  Too often, however, they are corrupted to fuel hatred and violence. Kronish works to harness the teachings and values of the three monotheistic religions and transform them into a source of reconciliation and co-existence. Here is his Huff Post column about this week’s extreme vandalism against Arabs in Israel, and his call to understand such distortion of Judaism as a desecration of God’s name.