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  • Israeli Apartheid Week 2014- is this the beginning of the end?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 25, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Israeli Apartheid Week is now at its peak, but this year, unlike any other year before, it is followed by a wind of change.

    As these words are being written, people in over 200 cities worldwide are being exposed to bigotry, deception, and shallowness as part of the 10th annual...

  • Taking Israel off the map- how international companies help the anti-Israeli cause

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 19, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is kicking and screaming into reality, but when it comes to some of the leading corporates in the world, it seems as if the conflict is over, and Israel is on the losing side.


    National Geographic shared a video of an escalator on its Instagram...

  • Fight bigotry at ballot box

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 17, 2013 | 11:52 am

    The Trayvon Martin case has once again reminded us that racial divisiveness isn’t going away any time soon in America. The verdict is being debated all over. There are protests in numerous cities. But the Martin verdict and the ensuing protests will nevertheless not have as...

  • New York Diary: Between Hikind, Galliano and MacFarlane

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 1, 2013 | 5:06 am

    Yesterday I wrote about the controversy surrounding Seth MacFarlane's purportedly anti-Semitic Oscar night jokes which implied that Jews control Hollywood. But the MacFarlane case wasn’t the only recent episode involving: 1.Jews; 2. an attempt at being humorous; 3. supposed...

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  • Window into our minds?

    February 14, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Having been in the civil rights field for several decades, we have read and been offered numerous explanations for the inequality that exists in America. From it being the product of overt racist beliefs on the part of bigots, to socio-economic explanations to historic discussions...

  • Washington letter to go back on display

    May 10, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    A 1790 letter by George Washington decrying bigotry to a synagogue in Rhode Island will go back on public display for the first time in a decade.

    In the letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Washington said that America would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no...

  • Where’s the struggle?

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2008 | 2:07 am

    I feel cheated. I've always been told that Judaism is all about the struggle -- the struggle with God, with ourselves, with ideas.

    I've been told that Judaism embraces the tension between opposing views; that a key part of being Jewish is the ability to hold onto, even nurture, this...

  • ‘When there’s life, there’s hate’: Q & A with ADL’s Abe Foxman

    November 7, 2008 | 1:57 am

    Abe Foxman is director of the Anti-Defamation League. Born in Poland in 1940, he survived the Holocaust in Lithuania.

    Foxman joined the ADL in 1965 upon graduating from New York University Law School and was appointed director in 1987.

    Under his leadership the organization has gained...

  • Wall Street, Main Street, Jew Street

    By Rob Eshman

    October 8, 2008 | 1:10 am

    I like to believe that as a 21st century American Jew, I'm no more paranoid than necessary.

    But if I hear one more politician extol the virtues of "small towns," I am fixing up a hiding place in my attic.

    If I hear one more pundit bash Wall Street and grow misty over Main Street, I...

  • Boycott Borat?

    By Adam Deutsch

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Does comedy nullify hatred? Does comedy grant allowance to bigotry, racism and, most of all, anti-Semitism?

    Nov. 3 began the opening weekend of the acclaimed "most hilarious movie ever": "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Khazakstan." After...

  • What I Really Asked Mel Gibson

    By Rabbi David Baron

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Can an alcoholic who was poisoned with his father's anti-Semitism use a moment of naked exposure to confront his bigotry? Can he ever hope to cleanse himself of this deeply-seated hatred or is he forever doomed?

    Will he turn his life around and begin using his celebrity and wealth...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Celebrates Family

    More than 800 people showed up to celebrate the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where more than $400,000 was raised for ADL's battle against anti-Semitism, hate and bigotry.

    The event lived up to its theme, "We...

  • New Year Sermons Take Political Turn

    By David Finnigan

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Southern California rabbis welcomed 5765 with words both patriotic and angry as they used their Rosh Hashanah pulpits to speak out against indifference, bigotry and other issues large and small.

    "This is a congregation that is passionate about Israel, something of which we should be...

  • No Outrage Over Race Card?

    By Joe R. Hicks

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Californians have reached new levels of accommodation for cultural and other differences, but some of our officials still speak unashamedly in stark racial and ethnic terms. In some cases these officials are politicians "of color," which seems to act as a buffer against the charge...

  • Holocaust Programs Focus on Education

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What do the Kurds have to do with Holocaust? More than you might think.

    When Fran Lapides discusses the plight of this Middle Eastern minority group with her high school students, she notes the similarities to the way the Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust.

    "Why do some...

  • Letters to the Editor

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Collaboration with al-Mayarati Shameful

    Salam al-Mayarati certainly can't be trusted. At best, he is not a friend of the Jewish community, let alone of Israel ("Caught in the Crossfire," June 30).
    The fact that leftist-liberal Democratic politician Adam Schiff chose to associate...

  • ‘United Against Hate’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Under a giant banner that read "Sacramento United Against Hate," some 4,500 citizens of all faiths and colors dedicated themselves to the fight against bigotry as their answer to coordinated arson attacks on three local synagogues.

    More than 2,500 people crammed into the Community...

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