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Opinion

  • JW’s 50th edition brings back memories!

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    Editor: The 50th anniversary edition is incredible. It brought back many memories. I had the pleasure of teaching for Shraga Arian, OBM, at the Hebrew Academy. He was simply irreplaceable. To see his antics during Shabbat lunch at the school and to observe his educational approaches made one strive to become the best educator one could be. Thinking outside the […]
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  • Genocide of Jews particular to the Holocaust; others suffered too during same time period

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    Editor: Bob Scher’s letter ‘All humanity suffered during the Holocaust’ (JW 4/27) does violent disservice to the concept and indeed to the very word itself by applying it to “all humanity.” Of course all humanity suffered during the time the Holocaust occurred. Scher is at pains to attack an article about an ‘inflated count of non-Jewish victims of Nazi Germany’. […]
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  • Unpacking Community Study on Interfaith Families

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2017
    Jewish Atlanta must work across institutions to welcome all those who want to participate in Judaism. By RABBI MALKA PACKER Over coffee, Debra shared a story of unexpected heartbreak. After five years together, she and her partner had become engaged. She was thrilled to call a synagogue for an officiant. When the secretary asked whether Debra’s partner was Jewish, and she […]
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  • No holds barred: A Chabad rabbi apologizes for meeting the pope

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2017
    By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The Jerusalem Post Twenty-three years ago, I was forced to resign as Chabad rabbi to the Jewish students at Oxford University. The reason: I had some 5,000 non-Jewish student members of our organization, the Oxford University L’Chaim Society, a fact brought into stark relief through the presidency of an African-American Christian student from New Jersey named […]
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  • My lesson in free speech: As a Jew, meeting with Holocaust deniers actually left me feeling empowered

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    By Mark Oppenheimer LA Times – In 2009, I interviewed Mark Weber and Bradley Smith, two amateur historians notorious for being among the leading Holocaust “revisionists.” Smith is an old-school denier, dubious about the existence of gas chambers, while Weber merely believes that Jews exaggerate history to help consolidate Zionist power. I interviewed Weber in his offices outside Los Angeles, and […]
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  • Romances that are golden and continue to shine: The first 50 years are the hardest!

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    By Marilyn Shapiro What does The Jewish World have in common with these six couples? All are celebrating their 50th anniversary! Susie and Ed Goldberg met each other at a dance at The Laurels, a resort in the Catskills. Susie, who had just turned 17, came back to the room that she was sharing with a girlfriend and found several young men sprawled […]
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  • To The Editor

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    Editor: In your April 13 edition there is an article by Ron Kampeas decrying, what he calls the inflated count of non-Jewish victims, as another Holocaust Big Lie. He goes on to say that an estimate of 5 million non-Jews murdered by the Nazis   “ …is however, a number without any scholarly basis,” and ascribes it to being a made […]
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  • Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    From Commentary magazine Headnote by John Podhoretz The 12,000 word article that leads this issue of Commentary—“Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto,” by Eric Cohen and Aylana Meisel—is a magisterial effort to codify the ideas on which American Jews of a non-liberal bent can agree and begin to work together to advance over the coming decades. What Cohen and Meisel have done […]
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  • Historians Run Amok

    By jwadmin on April 7, 2017
    by Daniel Pipes Cross-posted from National Review Online http://www.meforum.org/blog/2017/04/historians-run-amok The eminent historian Niall Ferguson has devastatingly skewered his (and my) field of study in a talk for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, subsequently published as “The Decline and Fall of History.” He starts with the empirical fact that undergraduates are running away from studying history: compared with 1971 […]
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  • The “Jew Killing Hadith” And The Myth of An Antisemitic Genocide In Muslim Scripture

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    How an apocalyptic tradition played into the hands of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hatemongers The Huffington Post A Jordanian cleric visiting Canada recently misleadingly cited a hadith without context or explanation, which rightly triggered condemnations from the Muslim community as well as numerous headlines around the world. A hadith is an oral report transmitted from the Prophet Muhammad, and can be […]
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