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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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,"...
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September 25, 2008 | 2:18 amWould 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...
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February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pmIn 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...
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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...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pmThere 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pmAre 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.
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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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