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Dec 6, 2018, 8:32 AM
The Qualities Which Defined President George H.W. Bush and Saved Ethiopian Jewry
The images from Operation Solomon, the 36 hour airlift that brought 14,324 Ethiopian Jews home to Israel in 1991, are the stuff of legend. The quiet dignity of the white-clad Beta Yisrael, boarding the planes. One jet so full of passengers that a...
Miriam Leah Epstein Preil
Nov 30, 2018, 7:15 PM
How Much Is A Jew Worth? Stop Using The Holocaust!
There it was! Glaring at me, a post on social media begging me to scream, "enough is enough!" This analogy to Jews being turned away is completely flawed. Comparing the use of tear gas to disperse rioting mobs throwing broken...
Nov 30, 2018, 2:05 PM
A Moment to Remember
On November 4, actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie visited Seoul as a special envoy for the U.N. She called for protection for Yemeni refugees as well as increased international efforts to bring an end to the long-running brutal...
Raymond M. Berger
Nov 29, 2018, 9:10 PM
Frenchmen Who Hunted Children
When you grab one of these Jewish kids, get him out of sight and into your van as soon as possible so the locals don’t get upset. The Second World War began in September 1939 with the German invasion and occupation...
Raymond M. Berger
Nov 25, 2018, 1:28 PM
The Big Lie: Involuntary Sterilization of Black Ethiopian Women
While Israel has never practiced involuntary sterilization, many other countries have. “I am aware that Israel has sterilized black African women without their consent.” I heard this from a black American university professor who should have known better. It wasn’t the...
Oct 29, 2018, 12:50 PM
Just Add Love – cooking with your grandmother
I’m a foreign correspondent and author based in Jerusalem and this is my first blog post for the TOI. For more than three years I’ve been gathering the life stories and recipes of Holocaust Survivors and photographing them with...
Robert Eli Rubinstein
Oct 16, 2018, 9:58 PM
On September 19, 1948, the S.S. Sobieski docked at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Among the passengers on the recommissioned cargo ship were my parents, Béla and Judit Rubinstein, and my uncle and aunt, Dezső and Vera Rubinstein....
Oct 12, 2018, 12:44 PM
When Iraq considered dumping 50,000 Jews in Kuwait
The Iraqi government floated a scheme to deport 50,000 Jews to Kuwait in 1951, according to documents in the UK National Archives. A law passed in March 1950 permitted legal emigration, on condition that the Jews, who were being harassed...
Oct 9, 2018, 8:18 PM
Remember Baghdad Conversation
The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival (SVJFF) will screen the West Coast premiere of “Remember Baghdad” on October 30th at 6:30-8pm, at the AMC Saratoga 14, in San Jose, California. A panel discussion will follow, led by Abraham Sofaer,...
Raymond M. Berger
Sep 17, 2018, 1:22 AM
The Justice of Jewish Sovereignty on Native Soil
Anti-Israel advocates have distorted the history of Israel so that today, a Jew who arrived in Palestine in the 1890s is not called a Palestinian, while an Arab who arrived in 1945 is. This is part of the anti-Israel...