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Feb 17, 2019, 12:57 PM
The question remains, are we Jews doomed to repeat the Holocaust?
Since the 1975 United Nations' General Assembly vote to adopt the "Zionism Is Racism" resolution (3379), numerous other forms of anti-Israel condemnations were forthcoming and continuous. One of the most heinous was the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (B.D.S.) anti-Israel...
Feb 16, 2019, 11:10 PM
Getting Rid Of The “Farting Cows”
After synagogue today, I found myself talking with someone about the weekly politics. Well sure enough, the conversation turns to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her frighteningly extremist views. For example, her new Green Deal and wanting to get rid of...
Caroline Goldberg Igra
Feb 16, 2019, 4:48 PM
The nauseating attraction to Mussolini’s legacy
MAGA We all know what those initials stand for. Some of us aren't willing to say the full phrase out loud, many of us can't stomach the individual who spouts it at any given opportunity, but most of us don't...
Feb 16, 2019, 10:01 AM
Let’s Fight Anti-Semitism, Not Ourselves
Like most Jewish Americans, I was shaken hearing the news of the Shabbat morning pogrom at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. I was sorrowful, angry, and fearful that similar incidents will recur. I listened to analysts across...
Grant Arthur Gochin
Feb 16, 2019, 9:58 AM
Jewish contributions and rewards
On Saturday, February 16, Lithuania will celebrate their 101st Independence Day. Jews were an integral part of Lithuania achieving national independence and the new Lithuanian State promised Jews freedom and peace in lieu of their immense contributions to nation...
Feb 16, 2019, 9:56 AM
An Open Letter from “Pro-Israel Warriors”
My greatest disappointment with the U.S.-Israel relationship is the tone of debates about this issue on some college campuses, including mine. As an Emerson Fellow at Emory University for StandWithUs, a non-profit Israel education organization that believes education is...
Feb 15, 2019, 9:48 AM
Sugihara, a war hero disgraced. Also us.
I first heard about Chinune Sugihara in 1998 from scholar Hillel Levine a few years after the publication of Levine's book, In Search of Sugihara (Free Press, 1996). The relatively unknown Japanese diplomat risked his life and single handedly rescued...
Miriam Leah Epstein Preil
Feb 15, 2019, 4:18 AM
On February 11, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Adar 5773, I BELIEVE poured from my heart, with HaShem's help. Today, years later in February 2019, it's Adar Aleph 5779, and still I hold firm and my heart cries out: ...
Shulamit S. Magnus
Feb 14, 2019, 4:25 PM
On Contemporary Jew-Hatred and Mistakes to Avoid
Bigots and bigotry are notoriously impervious to logical consistency. In Judeophobic thinking and politics, Jews are capitalists, the inventors and manipulators of money, par excellence (the Rothschilds, Soros; possessors and manipulators of “Benjamins”); and communists, the inventors and manipulators of...
Grant Arthur Gochin
Feb 14, 2019, 2:36 PM
Dissembling the Holocaust
“Dissembling” is a relatively new political term. It means obscuring the truth or falsification of appearances. In earlier times, it was often described as “putting lipstick on a pig”. When governments want to distort facts and represent a false...