Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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Rafael Medoff
Anne Frank's family tried to escape the Nazis by going to America, but they were turned away. This extraordinary new chapter in the teenager's tragic saga was made public on Feb. 14, when the YIVO Institute for Jewish Studies in New York City released 80 newly discovered documents from the correspondence of Anne's father, Otto Frank. They detail his efforts,...
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Edmund Case and Micah Sachs
Charles Dickens' classic A Tale of Two Cities begins with the famous opening line: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Sociologist Steven Cohen's new study on intermarriage has a similar title, but a different spirit. Ignoring positive evidence from Boston and elsewhere that more intermarried families are raising their children as Jews, Cohen's "A...
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Let's mobilize action reminiscent of the Soviet Jewry movement
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Natan Sharansky
A little more than three years ago, at the first-ever global forum on anti-Semitism organized by the State of Israel, the essential task was to define the beast: the new anti-Semitism. Since then, as the fourth such global gathering meets this week, efforts to incorporate the "three-D" distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel and the new anti-Semitism -- demonization, double...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Jerusalem in the context of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East acts a catalyst for global jihad in the apocalyptic sense. Dore Gold in his latest book The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West and the Future of the Holy City explains this notion, saying: "Jerusalem plays a key role in their apocalyptic traditions. According to the...
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Prominent 'progressive' Jewish critics of Israel stake a false claim of victimhood
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Sometimes, the most daring thing a scholar or an organization can do is to mention the obvious. That is a lesson that Indiana University's Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld and the American Jewish Committee have recently learned to their sorrow. Rosenfeld is the author of a 30-page study titled 'Progressive' Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism , which was published in...
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