“Jerusalem Will Burn!”

To be sure, it is not the sort of inter-faith dialogue many of us have spent a lifetime advocating. But it is dialogue nonetheless. Orthodox Jewish leaders and the conservative Muslim community in Jerusalem are teaming up to mount a defense against what they see as a great scourge to their fair city: gays. That’s right. While just a few miles away a dawn barrage of Israeli artillery killed 18 people, making it the single deadliest Israeli strike on civilians in six years of violence, the wise men of Jerusalem were plotting and scheming to prevent a gay pride march planned for tomorrow.

This dialogue of bigotry even has a musical component. Thanks to the good folks at The Boston Globe, we can listen to Ultra-Orthodox Jewish pop singer Benny Elbaz’s catchy new track, “Jeruslaem Will Burn!


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