Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
By:
Mark Hanis
My four grandparents, all Holocaust survivors, made sure that from an early age I learned the important lessons, "Never Forget" and "Never Again." While the Jewish community has made a tremendous investment to ensure that the world "Never Forgets," we need to do more to make sure genocide and mass atrocities are "Never Again" -- for any people, anywhere. It...
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By:
Uri Snyder
I'll never forget the first time I stepped off the plane at Ben-Gurion Airport. It was the summer before my junior year of college and, as a participant on Birthright Israel, I was finally being given the chance to see the country I'd grown up learning about. Walking up the jet way, I remember seeing Hebrew all over the walls,...
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By:
Steven Burg
I was saddened to hear of the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student driven to suicide by bullying over his sexual orientation. While Clementi's case has grabbed national headlines, it is, unfortunately, far from unique. In September alone, no fewer than six boys in America committed suicide as a response to bullying they suffered over their sexual identities...
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By:
Leonard A. Cole
In an address at the recent annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, national director Abraham Foxman urged decent people to speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. Ordinarily, this worthy plea would hardly merit special notice. It is, after all, consistent with the century-old organization's mission to fight prejudice. But it is also a reminder of the ill-founded criticisms of ADL's stance...
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By:
Carol Gould
In my book Don't Tread on Me: Anti-Americanism Abroad , I relate a story about an elegant Englishman in a pinstriped suit approaching a stall run by Zionist activists outside the Marks & Spencer store on London's Oxford Street. He challenges them -- infuriated that Jews have come to stage a counterdemonstration against a noisy contingent of "Free Palestine" supporters...
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