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Beginning last night and today, November 9-10, marks the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass. It is called the “Night of Broken Glass” because in 1938 thousands of rioters stormed Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues causing … Continue reading

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UMJC and Others Respond to Recent J4J Video

The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) yesterday issued an important response to an insensitive and controversial video recently released by Jews for Jesus, called “That Jew Died for You,” along with an accompanying website. The video, which oversimply portrays … Continue reading

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Yom HaShoah: A Fresh Look at Ein Keloheinu

Yom HaShoah Today is Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. As I’ve mentioned before, my grandfather was a member of the U.S. armed forces that liberated Germany. Actually, he was both a liberator and a survivor, having escaped Germany as a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Rabbi Hugo Gryn was a child in Auschwitz when his father melted the precious margarine ration to light a Hanukkah candle. Hugo protested. His father said, ‘My child, we know you can live three days without water. You can live … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Voice

Rabbi Regina Jonas In 1972, when Sally Priesand was ordained at the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, she was mistakenly referred to as the “first female rabbi ever.” She was indeed the first woman ordained in America, but not “ever” … Continue reading

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Remembering Rabbi Daniel Zion

When HaRav Daniel Zion (b. 1883) passed away in 1979 at the ripe old age of 96 years old, the Bulgarian Jewish community in Israel gave him a full burial with military and state honors. His casket stood in the center … Continue reading

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Learning from recent genocide survivors

My friend Laura Waters Hinson has been busy promoting her fantastic documentary film titled “As We Forgive Those.” The film follows two women, both survivors of Rwanda’s recent genocide, as they confront their families’ murderers, released from prison through Rwanda’s … Continue reading

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Disturbing Trends

Last Friday, the famous sign above the gates of Auschwitz which reads “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) was stolen in the middle of the night. Although a temporary replica was immediately put up in its place, the act … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht, Conflict, and the Congo

It seems quite fitting that on the eve of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht, Monique and I attended a staged reading of RUINED at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Written by award winning playwright Lynn Nottage, RUINED is a powerful … Continue reading

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Another wagging tongue

How much longer does the world need to listen to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Not surprisingly he continues his slurs against the Holocaust and against the West. Haaretz reports that in a radio address delivered last week, Ahmadinejad once again referred to … Continue reading

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