If publicly commemorating the Holocaust requires Jews to play down their affiliation with Israel and the significance of a Jewish state, then maybe we'd be better off without an international day to commemorate it, a JNS analyst writes.
The ambiguity and emotions surrounding what happened at Ferguson, a name similar to the Yiddish word meaning ‘to forget,’ means that it is better put behind us until we are ready for actual conversation, writes David Benkof.
A Swiss museum’s pledge to investigate the provenance of some 1,600 works it plans to accept from the estate of the son of one of Hitler’s main art dealers has brought renewed attention to the issue of Holocaust art restitution. But Europe aside, U.S. museums still have much to do themselves, writes a leader of the World Jewish Restitution Organization.
Advocates of the “settled science” of global warming who predict an imminent catastrophe have been, so far, inaccurate and are on the verge of endangering human rights, a local international aid consultant claims.