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...
The Incredible Immigration Journey of Yevgeniy Yudin

The Incredible Immigration Journey of Yevgeniy Yudin

This is an incredible immigration story. I am told that many Russian Jews have stories like this one. For those of us who were activists in the movement to free Soviet Jews, this shows us that our efforts were not in vain. Here is the story as it was told to me in...
Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

One of the most quoted clichés is from philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Another cliché is that history repeats itself, but that’s false. History does not repeat itself; people repeat it – often out of...

Israeli Ambassador Praises Wartime Pope

(RNS) In a conciliatory gesture regarding one of the most sensitive points of Jewish-Catholic relations, Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican praised the controversial wartime Pope Pius XII for his “actions to save the Jews” during the Holocaust. Mordechay Lewy made his...