Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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Arthur B. Shostak
When we memorialize the Holocaust this year, we can take a new tact. Rachel Korazim, director of education at Yad Vashem, explains: "We've managed to place images like barbed wire and crematoria as central Jewish images. This is not Jewish history; this is Nazi history." Jewish history, in sharp and proud contrast, honors efforts, as in the case of the...
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Isi Leibler
Over the past year, escalating complaints and demands for greater transparency have been directed against the management of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the organization responsible for recovering and distributing Jewish assets plundered by the Nazis. Many of the complaints are long-standing, and were exposed in 1997 in a series of articles by Netty C...
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Time to Bring the Troops Home From Costly War Concerning Jonathan Tobin's column on whether Jewish organizations should oppose the war in Iraq (A Matter of Opinion: "Standing Against the Tide," March 22), my message is simple: Please bring the troops home from Iraq! It is more than time. More than 3,000 have died, with many thousands wounded. We cannot...
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Among the most important things public servants can do is to conduct themselves in such a way as to inspire public confidence in the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately, the grades for this all-too-basic test of behavior for two leading political figures result in a resounding "F." The men in question are Rep. Joe Sestak,...
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New play revisits both heroism and disgrace of Americans during the Holocaust
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According to a growing number of academics and political extremists, the Jews have too much power in America. This backlash against the so-called "Israel Lobby" has predictably caused many to wonder whether the assertive voice of contemporary Jewish political activism is too loud, too brash and, most of all, too pushy in making its case. Those who wonder what the...
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