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“What must be said about Gunter Grass”

Tal Ofer

May 23, 2012 | 7:37 am

05 April 2012
The abhorrent poem which German Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass published at the Suddeutsch Zeitung is definitely not going to win him prizes nor plaudits. The former... read on

  • Antisemitism still alive in Europe

    Tal Ofer

    May 23, 2012 | 7:33 am

    1 March 2012
    Like many others, I was appalled when I heard about the disgraceful comments Baroness Tonge made during an event at Middlesex University last week, which was part of the ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’  held on different campuses. In addition to that the police are... read on

  • Bel Kaufman- only one in the whole world alive who knew HIM

    Ian Shulman

    May 23, 2012 | 7:13 am

    (www.jewrnalism.org)


    Bel Kaufman is more than just another example of a writer who’s success did not depend on a legendary relative. While her grandfather Sholem Aleichem dedicated his work to the life of poor Russian shtetl Jews at the turn of the twentieth century, Bel’s main... read on

  • The Quest for Jewish Literacy

    Linda Katz

    May 19, 2012 | 5:01 am

    The need for Jewish Literacy was discussed at a Plenary Session during AJC’s ACCESS conference.  Jewish literacy (likely) includes the need to understand Judaism and what it means to be Jewish.  The speaker encouraged each of us to seek the path of self-education, implying the... read on

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  • Viennese Cowboy in the Middle East

    Itamar Treves-Tchelet

    May 14, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    The two brown horses gallop lightly on the famous Viennese Ringstrasse. They remain calm, even when cars drive by from left and right. “This part is called Karl-Lueger-Ring, after the former Mayor, who happened to be a big Anti-Semite. Last week I heard that the city is going to... read on

  • Pale-green crystals of gas. Majdanek - the cemetery of Europe, dir. A. Ford

    Ewa Popowska

    May 14, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    When on July 24th,1944 the movie crew entered the area of the concentration camp in Majdanek, the blood was still running down the stairs, discarded by the Nazis, who in the last few hours of being stationed there before the escape, did everything within their means to destroy as... read on

  • Israel Role as Environmental Leader

    Linda Katz

    May 14, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Innovation is often born from necessity. Israel’s environmental partnership began long before climate change became an ‘issue’, allowing the country to grow and thrive. Israel learned to produce food (in the desert) and conserve water, two resources needed for life, yet... read on

  • Intermarriage, Holocaust remembrance and the victory over Hitler

    Mendelssohn X

    May 14, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    Article taken from: http://www.jewdyssee.com

    Intro:
    Yesterday I posted the Ynet-article about the extremist group „Lehava“ who currently runs „Jewish Girls – Don´t date Non-Jews“-campaigns in Israel.
    Interestingly, many decent people told me in private that those issues... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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