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  • Unveiling a Monument, Building a Memory

    2 weeks ago

    Although I am a rabbi now, I did not grow up in a family that practiced. My first experiences with unveilings were ones I did myself, following what I had learned in rabbinical school and from Rabbis Manuals.

    Now, I am a hospice chaplain, and a few weeks ago, I accompanied a...

  • Holocaust memorial to gays to be built in Tel Aviv

    August 21, 2013 | 9:52 am

    A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis will be built in Tel Aviv.

    The monument, the first of its kind in Israel, will be constructed in Meir Park, near the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association Center in the central part of the city, Haaretz reported.

    It will include a...

  • The Western Wall at an anti-abortion monument? Good intentions, bad visual

    By Mark Paredes

    July 18, 2012 | 12:52 am

    In a case of using questionable means to achieve a noble end, pro-life pastors and activists in Kansas are planning to incorporate a full-size replica of the Western Wall in their proposed International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center. The wall will have 60 crosses in...

  • Hungarian police investigating desecration of Holocaust monument

    June 12, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated.

    The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2 feet high and is the shape of a large menorah. Hungarian police said they were investigating the incident.

    The Federation of...

  • Monument honors helpers of Czech Jewish family that hid in woods from Nazis

    April 10, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    Nearly 70 years after a Czech Jewish family sought refuge from the Nazis by retreating into a nearby forest and relying on non-Jewish locals for help, an American high school teacher has helped erect a permanent monument to their memory.

    Last week, several dozen people went to the...

  • Monument to Carmel fire victims unveiled at memorial

    December 19, 2011 | 10:50 am

    A monument to the 44 people killed in last year’s Carmel forest fire was unveiled at a memorial ceremony.

    Hundreds of family members and friends of the victims gathered in the Carmel Forest near Kibbutz Beit Oren for Monday’s ceremony. The monument is sited near the road where fire...

  • Canada’s Jewish community unveils monument to M.S. St. Louis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 20, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Imagine this: Seventy years from now, the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services will spend a few million dollars to build a memorial in the Arizona desert. The structure, which will be sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America, will be designed by one of the...

  • Riga Holocaust monument vandalized

    December 14, 2010 | 11:06 am

    A monument honoring a man who saved Jews during the Holocaust was vandalized in the capital of Latvia.

    The monument in Riga honoring the late Zanis Lipke and others who saved Jews from the Nazis was spattered with paint on Monday.

    Latvian President Valdis Zatlers denounced the vandalism, the French news agency AFP reported.

    The vandalism comes a week after large swastikas were found painted on more than 100 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Riga.

  • Kristallnacht memorial stolen

    November 19, 2010 | 9:40 am

    Thieves made off with a 750 kilogram Kristallnacht monument from the Jewish cemetery in Cologne.

    The theft occurred Sunday night, Ha’aretz reported on Friday, and the local Jewish community is offering a 4,000 Euro reward for information leading to its retrieval.

    The monument,...

  • Facing Terrorism Head On

    By Marc Ballon

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A mangled monument to the dangerous times in which we live can be found in a gritty industrial neighborhood in the outer reaches of the San Fernando Valley.

    Hidden behind stacks of crates and a tarp sits the twisted carcass of Bus No. 37, which a Palestinian suicide bomber destroyed...

  • Waking Jesse Jackson

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Our knee-jerk reaction every time the Rev. Jesse Jackson opens his mouth is, "Oh no, not again." We know it's unfair, we know it's jaded, but we have the same reaction when our friend's child practices his trombone scales in the living room the umpteenth time. Sure we like him,...