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  • Fragmentary Justice in the Aftermath of Atrocity: Reflections on Osama Bin Laden’s Death

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    May 8, 2011 | 7:25 pm

    The American people are united in paying tribute to the U.S. military and to American intelligence operatives for the killing of Osama bin Laden. Almost all Americans — including many Republicans — are also willing to give President Barack Obama considerable credit for his... read on

  • Why Jews Should Celebrate the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 24, 2011 | 7:24 pm

    There have been few times in the two thousand years of Christian Jewish relations when Jews have shed genuine tears at the death of a Pope;when Pope Jon Paul II died, I – and many other Jews – cried. Building on the work of Pope John XXIII has done more to improve on Catholic... read on

  • Jews Saving Jews

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 6, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    Andrew Stevens in collaboration with Meir Doron, Rebel with a Cause: The Amazing True Story of Urban Partisans in World War II.


    As I was finishing Andrew E, Stevens’ memoir Rebel with a Cause, I received an email from a former colleague of mine reminding me of a promise I had... read on

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  • William J. Lowenberg, Z’l

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 4, 2011 | 11:36 am

    When I heard the news this evening that William J. Lowenberg, the former Vice-Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and a prominent San Francisco developer and Philanthropist had died, I recalled the conversation we had had about his last journey to Poland.... read on

  • Divorce is the Only Option

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    March 17, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Naming is the most human of functions. In the Bible, Adam named the animals and plants. Scientists name diseases, and in so doing they identify its symptoms, predict its consequences and prescribe treatments. Ultimately, they seek a cure or better yet a means to prevent the disease.... read on

  • Duke Snider, A Star Among Stars:: A Fond Reminiscence of the Days When the Duke of Flatbush

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    February 28, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    In the fabled fifties when New York was New York, there was one sure way to begin an argument and no way to end it. Just ask any member of the male species who the best center fielder in New York City was and you would hear tall stories of Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. Women (or... read on

  • A Pilgrimmage to Auschwitz: What Must Be Done for the 21st Century

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    February 27, 2011 | 7:07 am

    I join with Michael Kimmelman (NY Times February 19, 2010) in celebrating the decision of the Auschwitz Museum to revamp its exhibitions for the 21st century.

    The visitation to Auschwitz is growing year by year. Its visitors are younger and younger and younger visitors inevitably... read on

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