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For the first time, young American Jews and German Catholics will formally debate the meaning of Germany’s controversial Passion Play at Oberammergau.
The traditional, notoriously anti-Semitic play about Jesus’ last days has undergone serious revisions since Catholic and Jewish...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews From the Nazis" by Rabbi David G. Dalin (Regnery, $27.95).
In "The Myth of Hitler's Pope," Rabbi David G. Dalin has written an important, frank and lucid defense of an unfairly maligned figure of recent history. Dalin's book...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Czestochowa is known around the world as the site of the Jasna Góra Monastery, a pilgrimage place for Poles and other Catholics who flock there to see the famous painting of the Black Madonna.
Soon, residents also will be able to learn about local Jewish history. An exhibition on...
October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The controversy over Mel Gibson's upcoming film about the death of Jesus has spurred painful exchanges between Jews and Christians and progressive and traditional Catholics in recent days. To date, the debates have centered on the "proper" interpretation of the role of Jews in Jesus'...
January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm
There is a famous picture taken in Selma, Ala., in 1965 at the site of a historic civil rights march for voter registration.
Abraham Joshua Heschel is marching in line with Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of other key civil rights demonstrators. At the end of the demonstration,...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmOn Thursday, May 13, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, delivered an address at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The speech, entitled "The State of the Jews," touched on many issues, including the need for Holocaust memorials, the lack of funding for Jewish...