The JTA recently published an op-ed by Menachem Rosensaft which gratuitously offers an “alternative” to the legislation that Holocaust survivors and children and grandchildren of survivors are seeking in Congress. The bills Rosensaft patronizingly calls “well-intentioned” are necessary to restore our rights to go to U.S. courts to recover insurance policies sold by Allianz, Generali, AXA, and other global insurers to our parents and grandparents which the companies dishonored after the Holocaust.
There is a solution to get us beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. And I do not believe it can be found in the well-intentioned bill before the U.S. Congress.
Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the barrage appears to be backfiring.
When Dena Wolmark first found out that someone at Bais Yaakov School for Girls would receive one of four Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator Awards earlier this fall, the general studies administrator at the Orthodox high school organized an assembly where the unnamed teacher would be surprised with a $15,000 check. Surprise indeed: the winner turned out to be Wolmark.
On Confederate Memorial Day, 1913, a 13-year-old child laborer named Mary Phagan was strangled to death in the Atlanta, Ga. pencil factory where she worked. The last person to admit to having seen her alive was the plant superintendent, Leo Frank, an Ivy League-educated Northerner and, of vital importance, a Jew.
" . . . Hatred has been around since Cain and Abel. I'm not a philosopher; I'm not a sociologist. I don't pretend to be. But they used to say, 'Where there's life, there's bugs.' When there's life, there's hate . . ."
There have been increasing signs that the presidential race will present the American public with a profoundly unsettling infusion of religion and religiosity, says the director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Attorneys representing the Jewish teenager who has sued the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CSUSD) over alleged anti-Semitic behavior will meet on Oct. 22 in state court, while a lawyer for the boy's former coach meets next month in federal court over the same case.