Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775
By:
Robert S. Wistrich
On Nov. 9, 1938, a massive nationwide anti-Jewish pogrom took place during peacetime across the entire territory of the Third Reich. The pretext for this orgy of violence against German Jews was the shooting in Paris two days earlier of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old Polish-Jewish refugee. The state-organized pogrom -- instigated by Hitler and...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Hillary Rodham Clinton's rescue mission over the weekend to breathe life into the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process was either a failure or a success, depending on who's telling the story. The secretary of state made a quick stop in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to drop his demand for a total settlement construction freeze and...
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By:
Sammie Moshenberg
You might say that we are "erev" health-care-reform consideration -- on the threshold of action by the House and Senate on much-anticipated, much-debated and much-misunderstood legislation that promises to tackle and fix some of our most intransigent problems with health coverage. Still, even at this advanced stage in the legislative process, myths about the pending proposals persist. Let's take a...
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By:
Howie Beigelman
It's an "off year" in the political calendar, with just three races of any import in the entire country -- all in locales with sizable Jewish populations. Statehouses in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as New York's City Hall, are up for grabs. New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting for a third term in office, not only...
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By:
Ruth Messinger
We live in a world that has more than its share of inequity and injustice. Thus, we have to decide -- as citizens of this country and the world -- whether and how we can open our own eyes, challenge ourselves and, most importantly, not allow ourselves the convenience of being overwhelmed. While nobody can tackle all of the world's...
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