Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

By:
Abraham H. Foxman
What led me to write Jews and Money: The Story of a Stereotype was the cumulative effect of a host of recent anti-Semitic statements focusing on money matters. A number of these comments made a deep impression on me. One was the claim that Lehman Brothers, immediately before its collapse, transferred $400 billion to Israeli banks. It reminded me of...
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We're well into the first week of 2011, and many people likely have already broken their New Year's resolutions. But those types of promises generally have to do with losing weight or curtailing a dreadful habit. Such matters are easily discarded because they're so difficult to accomplish. We would like to make a proposal that for most individuals in the...
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Facts and Myths About the Wall: A Corrective It is disappointing to discover major historical errors in Rabbis Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Alderstein's attempt to refute Palestinian propaganda and present the "facts" about the Western Wall (Editorial & Opinion: "Who's Wall Is It, Anyway? Well, Here Are Some Facts," Dec. 30). The Palestinian Authority has distorted some issues, but it...
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As Jan. 1 fast approaches, publications and institutions nationwide have turned to that favorite end of year pastime -- the composing of lists. For the most part, this is a celebratory endeavor, with editors, reviewers and community leaders compiling their favorites among the past year's exertions, whether in politics or culture or some other public pursuit. There exist, of course,...
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Revisiting the Connection Between Jews, Baseball Andrew Sherman's opinion piece, "The Man Who Saved Baseball (for Philly Fans, Anyway)," published in the Dec. 23 Jewish Exponent , was one of the more bizarre articles I've ever read about one of my favorite subjects, the Jewish connection with baseball. It's also filled with faulty assertions. Cliff Lee is an outstanding pitcher...
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