Prophecy and predictions of apocalypse are staples of life in Jerusalem. The current outbreak of violence, against the backdrop of biblical landscapes and sacred sites, lends itself to both. Under circumstances like these, it is wise to recall the words of a biblical prophet who...
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The Greek government and Jewish community condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps.
Speaking Sunday in an interview on the private Mega TV network, Golden Dawn head Nikolaos Michaloliakos said gas...
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ROME (JTA)—Pope Benedict XVI admits in a letter that his rehabilitation of a Holocaust-denying bishop backfired.
The remarkable letter to bishops, whose text was officially released Thursday by the Vatican, also says the Vatican must become Internet savvy to
prevent further mishaps....
October 1, 2008 | 11:19 pmI had this crazy dream the other night where all across my neighborhood, in all the Jewish homes and on all the dining tables, the only thing being served to celebrate the High Holy Days was brown rice and seaweed.
I'm not sure where this Spartan nightmare came from, but if I had to...
June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm
Each year, in preparation for Israel’s birthday, newspaper editors feel an uncontrolled urge, a divine calling in fact, to invite Arab writers to tell us why Israel should not exist.
This must give them some sort of satisfaction, such as we might have in inviting officials of the...
Briefs: Holocaust denial resolution goes to U.N.; Swiss admit Israel-Syria mediation; Survivors owed
January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pmHolocaust Denial Resolution Goes to U.N.
The United States presented a resolution condemning Holocaust denial to the United Nations General Assembly. The text, introduced Tuesday in advance of the U.N.-designated International Day of Commemoration for victims of the Holocaust on...
January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pmWithin Jewish circles, much of the focus on sexual predators has centered on the Orthodox community, particularly its more ultra-religious precincts, where some contend that clergy sex abuse is more hidden -- and possibly more widespread -- than elsewhere.
Whether or not those...
December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pmLaura Benichou was born on June 9, 1998, with a hole in her heart. This hole probably saved her life, because she was also born without her main pulmonary artery.
The blood had to go somewhere, so it went through the hole. Her condition would take too long to explain, but one result...
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December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pmUnderstanding Prager
Your Dec. 8 edition of The Journal had two prominent headlines regarding recent comments made by Dennis Prager. These headlines stated: "Prager Won't Apologize After Slamming Quran in Congress" and "Prager Opposition to Quran in Congress Rite Draws Fire."
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...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
A mounting Internet feud has led to the expulsion of a public leader of the Holocaust revisionist movement from Amazon.com and triggered a slew of threatening e-mails against a Jewish communal official.
The trouble started soon after Allyson Rowen Taylor, associate director of the...
March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The decision of a leading association of centrist Orthodox rabbis to expel one of its members has highlighted for some in the community the difficulties of addressing sexual abuse in the Orthodox world.
Following an investigation into allegations from several women of sexual...
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