The Horror and the Hope

The Horror and the Hope

For the Jewish people and for the residents of Israel, this is a terrible time.  Frankly, I am angry! I am angry because I’ve seen too many pictures of Israeli bodies. I am angry because I’ve seen dead children, dead grandmas and grandpas. I am angry...
“Thank You” to the Countries of Refuge

“Thank You” to the Countries of Refuge

The relationship between Polish people and Jewish people have been tense at times. For example, there was a strong disagreement in recent years between the governments of Israel and the Poland regarding memorialization of the Holocaust. It is time to put aside the...
Whoopi Goldberg and the Need for Holocaust Education

Whoopi Goldberg and the Need for Holocaust Education

Whoopi Goldberg’s serious misstatements about race and the Nazi Holocaust, and her resulting two-week suspension from “The View,” brought to mind two incidents from years’ past. There was a serious incident of antisemitic bullying at a local middle school in...
People of Good Faith: Fred Guttman

People of Good Faith: Fred Guttman

Fred Guttman is Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he served as rabbi from 1995 to 2021. 1. What story, verse or passage from your faith tradition’s sacred texts has significantly influenced / shaped your life? “Hear Israel,...