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Elie Wiesel's Thanksgiving Talk

Elie Wiesel's Thanksgiving Talk

This is an unusual Thanksgiving speech from 1968 is as relevant today as it was then, just the issues have changed. World Jewry-take note!, 25/11/2010 12:45
For the Sin of Silence

For the Sin of Silence

Rabbi Soloveitchik criticized US Jewry for its silence in the Holocaust. Have we changed since then?, 05/10/2010 06:43
Death Camp Liberated Pesach 1945

Death Camp Liberated Pesach 1945

The first liberation by U.S. troops of a Nazi Death Camp occurred on Passover in 1945. Here is the story and the terrible story behind the story., 31/03/2010 22:11
Anti-Zionism 1945: The Four Sons

Anti-Zionism 1945: The Four Sons

The four sons were the theme of a 1945 public relations campaign aimed to counter anti Zionists opposed to the existence of a Jewish State. In view of recent events in the Jewish world, this op-ed is particularly timely. , 23/03/2010 12:52
10 Most Absurd Holocaust Remarks

10 Most Absurd Holocaust Remarks

Apologists for FDR top the list of 2009's ten most absurd statements about the Allies response to the Holocaust, but the remaining nine are just as egregious. Compiled by the Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.., 28/01/2010 01:46
Standing up to Anti Semitism

Standing up to Anti Semitism

INN reported on the shocking "Kick a Jew Day" in a Florida school last week. Sixty five years ago, a courageous US school principal showed his students that bigotry and hooliganism are un American and unacceptable. Not today., 29/11/2009 20:33
A Tisha B'Av Lamentation

A Tisha B'Av Lamentation

Rabbi Weissmandl's lament over the Allies' failure, 29/07/2009 18:10
Tennis Players Double-Fault

Tennis Players Double-Fault

Lessons from Dubai go beyond the tennis court., 23/02/2009 23:12
For the Sin of Silence

For the Sin of Silence

American Jews should add an "Al Chet"., 08/10/2008 00:54
A Basketball Team That Stood Up

A Basketball Team That Stood Up

The team most likely to win was not on the court., 04/08/2008 19:15
'Sacrificing Adjectives'

'Sacrificing Adjectives'

For the sake of political objectives., 18/03/2008 02:13
The Episcopal Role in 'Israel-Apartheid' Events

The Episcopal Role in 'Israel-Apartheid' Events

Most Episcopal church leaders were indifferent., 31/10/2007 17:27
Visit Iran? It's Been Tried Before - With Nazi Germany

Visit Iran? It's Been Tried Before - With Nazi Germany

Totalitarian regimes are experts at manipulation., 25/09/2007 23:29
Why America Closed Its Doors to Anne Frank

Why America Closed Its Doors to Anne Frank

A new chapter in the teenager's tragic saga. , 19/02/2007 22:52
 Seeing Hitler in Lebanon

Seeing Hitler in Lebanon

When Israel is at war, outrageous Nazi analogies are never far behind., 01/08/2006 23:57
 A.M. Rosenthal on the <I>Times'</i> Holocaust Failure

A.M. Rosenthal on the <I>Times'</i> Holocaust Failure

A. M. Rosenthal, who passed away on May 10 at the age of 84, will long be remembered for his distinguished career at the <I>New York Times</I>. But he also deserves special recognition for his courageous willingness to acknowledge that during the Holocaust, his newspaper deliberately buried news about the mass murder of Europe's Jews. , 17/05/2006 23:37
 The Hagaddah That Took on Hitler

The Hagaddah That Took on Hitler

One of the most popular <i>Hagaddahs</i> in the world almost didn't make it into print, because nervous publishers were afraid that some of its illustrations might offend Adolf Hitler., 11/04/2006 23:49
 When the US Government Spied on American Jews

When the US Government Spied on American Jews

As public debate grows over the Bush administration's eavesdropping policy, some American Jews are recalling a time when the Roosevelt administration undertook some questionable eavesdropping of its own -- and Jewish activists were the target., 25/12/2005 23:10
 Why Syria Welcomed David Duke

Why Syria Welcomed David Duke

It's not hard to understand why David Duke eagerly embraced Syria. But why did Syria embrace Duke?, 29/11/2005 23:53
 Seeking an Exodus From Hitler's Europe

Seeking an Exodus From Hitler's Europe

As Jews the world over gathered for the Passover seder, recalling the miracles that brought about the ancient Jewish exodus from Egypt, they prayed for a miracle in their own time - a decision by the Allies to help bring about an exodus of Jewish refugees from Europe., 20/04/2005 22:50
 A Purim Lesson: Lobbying Against Genocide

A Purim Lesson: Lobbying Against Genocide

The holiday of Purim celebrates the successful effort by prominent Jews in the capital of ancient Persia to prevent genocide against the Jewish people. What is not well known is that a comparable lobbying effort took place in modern times -- in Washington, DC, at the peak of the Holocaust., 25/03/2005 01:26
 A Forgotten Black-Jewish Alliance

A Forgotten Black-Jewish Alliance

For many in the American Jewish community, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is an occasion to recall the important role that Jews played in the civil rights movement. But few remember the earlier alliance between Jews and prominent African-Americans, in the 1940s, on the issues of rescuing Jews from the Holocaust and creating a Jewish state., 16/01/2005 20:33
Modern-Day Maccabees: The Jewish Brigade

Modern-Day Maccabees: The Jewish Brigade

Sixty years ago this autumn, the British reluctantly agreed to establish a Jewish armed force to take part in the Allied war against Nazi Germany. , 09/12/2004 23:22
 Harvard and the Nazis - No Excuse

Harvard and the Nazis - No Excuse

Conant's contemporary defenders assert that he should not be singled out for criticism, since anti-Semitism was so common in the United States in those days, even in the upper echelons of the academic world. But the fact is that there were other university presidents who did not act as Conant did. , 02/12/2004 22:33
 Kristallnacht and the World's Response

Kristallnacht and the World's Response

Sixty-six years ago this week, Nazi stormtroopers carried out the infamous <I>Kristallnacht</I> pogrom against the Jews of Germany. On November 9 and 10, 1938, about one hundred Jews were murdered and 30,000 more were sent to concentration camps., 08/11/2004 20:55
 Anti-Semitism in the '44 Election, and Today

Anti-Semitism in the '44 Election, and Today

Jewish government officials secretly manipulating the president? That accusation, heard recently in connection with the decision to go to war against Saddam Hussein, was also raised sixty years ago, in the heat of the 1944 presidential race., 19/10/2004 21:47
 The Day the Americans Bombed Auschwitz

The Day the Americans Bombed Auschwitz

Much has been written and said in recent years about the failure of the Roosevelt administration to order the bombing of Auschwitz. What is not widely known is that sixty years ago this month, U.S. bombers did strike Auschwitz., 12/08/2004 23:43
 Antisemitism in NYC Schools, Then and Now

Antisemitism in NYC Schools, Then and Now

Haller responded by announcing what the New York Times described (Feb. 13, 1944) as ?an unprecedented step? - a new policy whereby any student involved in antisemitic acts would not be permitted to graduate., 17/03/2004 18:04
 Lobbying Against Genocide Then and Now

Lobbying Against Genocide Then and Now

The holiday of Purim celebrates the successful effort by prominent Jews in the capital of ancient Persia to prevent genocide against the Jewish people. What is not well known is that a comparable lobbying effort took place in modern times -- in Washington, D.C., at the peak of the Holocaust., 05/03/2004 11:40
 Bus Bomb Photos: A Lesson From the Holocaust

Bus Bomb Photos: A Lesson From the Holocaust

The decision by Israel to publicize graphic video footage of the aftermath of carnage from the most recent Arab terrorist bombing, which shows scenes of the charred remains of the bus and the bodies of some of the victims, is drawing criticism from some quarters., 08/02/2004 22:25
 Hitler Analogies: Dumb and Dangerous

Hitler Analogies: Dumb and Dangerous

Should there be an annual award for ?dumb Nazi analogies?? , 08/01/2004 19:34
 One Lie the Malaysian PM Didn?t Tell

One Lie the Malaysian PM Didn?t Tell

The recent speech by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was filled with anti-Semitic lies about Jews controlling the world. But his address also contained one truthful and noteworthy remark: ?The Europeans killed six million Jews...? , 02/11/2003 16:38
 Rosh Hashana in 1944

Rosh Hashana in 1944

Every year, on the eve of Rosh Hashana, American presidents, candidates for office, and assorted other VIPs send the Jewish community their wishes for a happy new year. Under ordinary circumstances, such greetings are welcomed in the spirit of friendliness in which they are offered., 25/09/2003 19:47
 Israeli Planes Over Auschwitz

Israeli Planes Over Auschwitz

The Israeli planes that flew over Auschwitz this week are a tragic reminder that Allied planes also flew over the notorious Nazi death camp ? but failed to bomb the gas chambers and crematoria where an estimated 1.5-million Jews were murdered., 04/09/2003 22:11
 Harry Truman, Anti-Semite?

Harry Truman, Anti-Semite?

The National Archives has just released a newly-discovered diary kept by Truman, which includes an extremely harsh passage about Jews. , 15/07/2003 22:22
 A Syrian Haven for War Criminals

A Syrian Haven for War Criminals

The June 21 report in the<i> New York Times</i> that Saddam Hussein and his sons were sheltered in Syria after the recent war is not entirely surprising ? because Damascus likewise sheltered many Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust. , 24/06/2003 19:19
 A New Form of Holocaust Denial

A New Form of Holocaust Denial

In a similar vein, Arab spokesmen routinely claim that the Palestinian Arabs played no role in the Holocaust. This assertion surfaced among the Israeli Arabs who recently visited Auschwitz. Author-journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who took part in the visit, reported in the <i>New Republic</i> that as they entered the Auschwitz grounds, one of the Arab participants remarked, ?Arabs had nothing to do , 19/06/2003 01:33