Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
A minor scholarly controversy came to a successful conclusion last week when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum finally relented, and agreed to include a mention of Jewish activists who pushed for rescue of European Jewry in its permanent exhibition. The decision is yet another posthumous honor for the late Hillel Kook, who was known in this country as Peter Bergson...
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For more than 100 years, that little blue box has been a mainstay of Jewish life. The coins that accumulated in the Jewish National Fund's trademark pushkas helped purchase land in that became the bridgehead for the Jewish state envisioned by Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. In the nearly 60 years since Israel's founding, the fund has continued...
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Stu Goldman
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In the wake of the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston from his Palestinian kidnappers, the leaders of Hamas were quick to take credit for this humanitarian act. Predictably, that led to calls in Europe -- echoed faintly even here among some American Jews -- to drop the boycott of the Islamist terrorist regime that runs Gaza and engage them...
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News about the publishing industry this month has been dominated by the global infatuation with the Harry Potter book series. The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- the seventh and final installment in the saga by British author J.K. Rowling -- generated record sales and massive media hype. Since the Potter books began being snatched up with...
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