Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775

Orthodox Also Call Shoah Punishment for Sins I'm the son of Holocaust survivors. All my life I have heard the proposition, "the Holocaust was God's punishment of the Jews for their sins," as expounded by Orthodox rabbis. I was always revolted by this notion. I've now come to realize that as a theological concept, it has internal consistency, as Jonathan...
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Every publishing season brings a new crop of Holocaust titles, adding to an already voluminous library, and with these new tales of sorrow come calls for a cessation to the flow -- people are tired of hearing about it, we're told. Even worse, criticism is directed at what's called an ever-burgeoning Holocaust industry. All of these critiques are nonsense, especially...
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The fearsome bout of record-breaking heat and humidity that held the East Coast in its grip last week instilled some local residents with two separate but related worries. The first had to do with the immediate future -- i.e., what kind of July and August could we expect if such grueling weather could descend upon us even before the official...
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Media Clippings In its current issue, Heeb magazine heads West to Hollywood for the first time ever and, from the looks of it, Tinseltown may never be the same. According to a press release sent out a few weeks before the mag hit the newsstands, the editors announced that they wanted to put the theory that Jews run Hollywood to...
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Leonard Fein
By now, the McCain-Hagee incident has run its course. Pastor John Hagee has been revealed as a theological boor and John McCain has deftly, if belatedly, stepped away from the Hagee embrace he had earlier so assiduously sought and so gratefully welcomed. "Boor" is a rough word, I know. So let Hagee speak for himself in his book Jerusalem Countdown:...
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