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  • Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not Boteach

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 1, 2015 | 8:02 pm

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, secular and religious, right leaning, and left leaning, centrist and apolitical — to condemn his full-page ad attack against...

  • Opinion: Why recognizing the Bergson Group matters

    August 9, 2011 | 10:58 am

    After many decades of being excluded from most history books and Holocaust museums, the 1940s’ rescue activists known as the Bergson Group are finally receiving the recognition they deserve. That’s important to ensure historical accuracy, to promote Jewish unity and, most of all, to...

  • TV ‘terrorist’ plays Jewish hero on stage

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 12, 2008 | 10:20 pm

    I was on my sofa in Jerusalem reading the opening credits of my favorite TV show, "24,' looking for Jewish names to figure out exactly how many Jews control Hollywood. Lo and behold, I see my friend's name: Steven Schub.

    I met Schub through a networking website that connects that...
  • Briefs: Scholars call for American Shoah heroes honors, civil marriage coming to Israel

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars: U.S. Activists During Shoah Warrant Recognition

    More than 100 scholars and Jewish leaders are calling on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to acknowledge the work of U.S. activists in its permanent exhibition. A petition delivered to the museum's chairman, Fred Zeidman,...

  • Pelosi’s father bucked FDR and Truman to aid Jews and Israel

    By Rafael Medoff

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped to the podium at a Knesset dinner during her visit to Israel earlier this month, she made history in more ways than one.

    Not only was she the first woman House speaker to address Israel's lawmakers, Rep....