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  • Czech lawmaker says Catholic Church approved Nazi murders of Jews

    June 24, 2014 | 10:55 am

    A Czech lawmaker who said the Catholic Church collaborated with the Nazis is being called on to apologize.

    “The Catholic Church did not suffer during World War II; it was one of the biggest allies of Nazi Germany,” Igor Jakubcik of the Social Democrat Party said during a debate...

  • How to Ask for Forgiveness

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    September 4, 2013 | 1:00 am

    One of the things I like most about the High Holy Days is it is a time to seek and to grant forgiveness. We are told that, during this time, God grants forgiveness for sins against God, but that for sins of one person against another, God does not grant forgiveness until we have...

  • Braun issues apology for doping in MVP season

    August 27, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Banned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledged on Thursday he used performance enhancing drugs during his National League Most Valuable Player season in 2011.

    "During the latter part of the 2011 season, I was dealing with a nagging injury and I turned to products for...

  • Forget Braun, new film reminds us we have Al Rosen to go with Koufax and Greenberg

    August 26, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    When Ryan Braun was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 2011, Jewish sports nuts talked about whether the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger would end up in the pantheon with Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.

    Following Major League Baseball’s recent suspension of Braun for...

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  • Make this the year of the apology

    September 27, 2011 | 11:28 am

    In the words of Elton John, why is it that “sorry seems to be the hardest word?”

    With a sense of schadenfreude, we take sport in watching our political leaders and celebrities fall from their pedestals and lie in their attempt to cover up the scandal du jour. We relish TV shows...

  • Israel hopes to mend ties with Turkey, government official says

    September 2, 2011 | 10:03 am

    Israel will work to mend ties with Turkey, a government official said on Friday, after Ankara expelled the Israeli ambassador and suspended military agreements with the Jewish state, deepening a feud between the two former allies.

    Turkey’s announcement came the day after a U.N....

  • Designer Galliano denies anti-Semitism, apologizes

    March 2, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Fashion designer John Galliano denied accusations of anti-Semitism and racism that cost him his job, but he also apologized for his behavior and “personal failure.”

    “I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I find myself,” Galliano said in a public statement issued...

  • Charlie Sheen demanding apology from ADL

    March 1, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Actor Charlie Sheen is demanding an apology from the Anti-Defamation League for saying that his rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom was “borderline anti-Semitism.”

    A letter from Sheen’s attorney Marty Singer demands a retraction because, it says, Sheen’s only...

  • Beck apologizes to Reform Jews

    February 25, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Fox News host Glenn Beck apologized for comparing Reform Judaism to radical Islam.

    In an apology on his radio program Thursday, Beck said he had made “one of the worst analogies of all time” in saying on a radio show on Tuesday that, like Islamic extremists, Reform rabbis place...

  • The spirit of Jonathan Swift, Rotbart should apologize

    November 20, 2008 | 1:17 am

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    It Can't Happen Here

    I was shocked by Rob Eshman's article wherein he found an unnamed organizer telling him that a coalition of blacks and Mormon leaders have begun laying the groundwork for a 2012 ballot initiative that would ban Jews from marrying Jews ("It Can't Happen Here,"...

  • Dear Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin: I apologize for the Jewish vote for Obama

    By Dean Rotbart

    November 12, 2008 | 11:10 pm

    This is my public apology to John McCain, Sarah Palin, Republican voters, Christian evangelicals, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher and everyone else in the non-Jewish universe who stands four-square behind the State of Israel.

    While you have written, spoken and, yes, even...

  • Got forgiveness?

    By David Suissa

    September 25, 2008 | 2:18 am

    Would you believe that most Jews, including Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews, don't fully observe the High Holy Days?

    I don't mean the basic rituals, like going to synagogue, reciting the prayers, listening to the shofar and the rabbi's sermons, having the holiday meals and saying...

  • Rude Israeli Olympic medalist ticks off Chinese, Peres apologizes

    By Alison Klayman

    September 15, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.

    That...

  • Aussie Jews play key role in apology to aborigines

    By Dan Goldberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    In what could be described as Australia's Yom Kippur, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd last week expressed the one word his predecessors refused to utter to indigenous Australians: Sorry.

    Rudd's Labor Party wrested power from John Howard's Liberals last November on a platform that included...

  • UCLA Hillel rabbi apologizes, settles 2003 case with woman journalist

    By Gaby Friedman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A UCLA Hillel rabbi accused of accosting a freelance journalist in October 2003 has sent the writer a letter of apology as part of a court settlement. Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, UCLA Hillel director, was accused by Rachel Neuwirth of verbally and physically assaulting her outside...
  • Michael Richards: still not a Jew

    November 20, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Michael Richards is not a Jew.

    As Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld," Richards played one on TV. But he himself is not Jewish -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

    Richards lashed out a heckler at the Laugh Factory last Friday, spitting out the "N" word without humor and with...

  • Gibson’s Defenders Aren’t Hearing Him Right

    By Michael Tolkin

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mel Gibson's defenders don't understand the essence of Jew hatred, that it's a projected fantasy, and that the Jews Gibson hates are not real Jews or real people, they're all the Jews he doesn't know; the Jews he likes are exceptions to a fantastic image of the world around which...

  • Deeds Not Words Will Reveal Real Gibson

    By Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a silver lining, although not necessarily an obvious one, in the recent events surrounding Mel Gibson's diatribe against Jews. That silver lining is not Gibson's apology but the fact that he seems to have felt it necessary to apologize. It has long occurred to me that...
  • A Holocaust-Inspired Vegetarian

    By Noam Mohr

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Recently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued an apology for its Holocaust on Your Plate campaign and exhibit, which showed concentration camp images next to photos of animal abuse on factory farms. The comparison was extraordinarily tasteless, and widely...

  • Rabbi to Undergo Anger Management

    By Marc Ballon

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The UCLA Hillel rabbi who allegedly lost his temper and assaulted a freelance journalist who called him a derogatory name has agreed to a recommendation that he undergo 36 hours of anger management and pen a letter of apology to his reported victim.

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller has...

  • Unacceptable

    By Michael Tolkin

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After The New Republic's Gregg Easterbrook wrote in his online column that Jewish executives in Hollywood "worship money above all else," he apologized.

    Every group in some way lives up to its stereotypes, and even knows that about itself -- otherwise there'd be no specific humor...

  • Sorry, Cybill…

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While looking for juicy parts in "Cybill Dis-obedience," actress Cybill Shepherd's memoir (Avon paperback, May 2001), UF found the following passage instead:

    "There are all kinds of excuses for spite and intolerance, and no one is holding any telethons for 50-year-old, blue-eyed...

  • Outsiders

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Are we destined always to play the role of history's outsiders? I am reminded of that question after reading the story about Ignatz Bubis, 72, who is president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (see page 12), a legislative body that represents all of Germany's Jews.

    Bubis, who...

  • Vienna Opens

    By Tom Tugend

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The new Arnold Schoenberg Center occupies onefloor of the Palais Fanto in downtown Vienna. A recital auditorium isamong its features.

    With a week-long celebration to mark theopening of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna heaped honors on theseminal composer of 20th-century music,...

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