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  • Motherhood 101 – Where did the time go?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 13, 2015 | 7:13 pm

    I love my son. I also like him. A lot. He is my favorite person on this planet and I would choose him to spend time with over anyone else. Unless of course he were busy and needed me to hang out with someone else, in which case I would choose Idris Elba.

    My son is funny. A...

  • Stages of grief in the search for a permanent peace

    November 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

    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...

  • Clinton: Remain vigilant against Holocaust denial

    July 24, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Holocaust denial and Israel criticism that crosses into anti-Semitism require vigilance.

    On Tuesday, Clinton addressed a symposium at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on preventing genocide.

    “Let me begin by acknowledging that...

  • Greek gov’t, Jews slam Golden Dawn chief for Holocaust denial

    May 15, 2012 | 10:50 am

    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...

  • Uruguay condemns Iranian diplomat’s Holocaust denial

    August 1, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Uruguay has condemned statements denying the Holocaust made by Iran’s ambassador to the country.

    The country’s Foreign Ministry called in an official from the Iranian Embassy on July 29 to condemn the statements made earlier in the week, according to reports. The ministry also...

  • Facebook firm on Holocaust denial pages, despite survivors’ letter

    July 28, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Facebook, citing free speech, has rejected a request by Holocaust survivors to remove some pages that espouse Holocaust denial.

    “We think it’s important to maintain consistency in our policies, which don’t generally prohibit people from making statements about historical events,...

  • Aidan Quinn on Fear and Denial in “Sarah’s Key”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 21, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    “It’s fascinating that you could construct a whole view of who you are, through no fault of your own, that’s absolutely wrong,” Aidan Quinn said of his character, William, in “Sarah’s Key,” opening July 22.

    The fictional William is stunned to discover his true...

  • Pope Admits He Mishandled Bishop Matter

    March 13, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    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....

  • Holiday Heartburn

    By David Suissa

    October 1, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    I 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...

  • Israel @ 60: Confronting denial

    By Judea Pearl

    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 pm

    Holocaust 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...

  • Is molestation being swept underneath the Eruv?

    By Eugene L. Meyer

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Within 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...

  • Laura’s Smile

    By David Suissa

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Laura 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...

  • Don’t dismiss Iran Holocaust conference as harmless fringe elements

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Even Borat, the bumblingly anti-Semitic comic character, could not have contrived a more absurd and utterly offensive assemblage: David Duke, erstwhile Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, alongside Robert Faurisson, the French pseudo-academic who argues that the Holocaust never...
  • What do Dennis Prager, Jimmy Carter, Mel Gibson and General Motors have in common?

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Understanding 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."


  • Deeds Not Words Will Reveal Real Gibson

    By Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There 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...
  • Hitler’s Favorite Book Ignites Feud

    By Nathaniel Popper

    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...

  • Rabbi Expelled Over Sex Abuse Claims

    By Chanan Tigay

    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...

  • History on Trial

    By Michael Berenbaum

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    "History on Trial: My Day in Court With David Irving," by Deborah E. Lipstadt (Echo, 2005) $25.95.

    For five excruciating years, from the moment that David Irving sued her for libel in England until the appeals process ran its course, Deborah Lipstadt had to remain silent....