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  • Pogroms interrupted: The era of Jews fighting back

    By David Suissa

    November 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    As I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom? 

    Since the destruction of the Second Temple...

  • Memorial to Jedwabne pogrom vandalized in Poland

    September 1, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Vandals have defaced the monument in the eastern Polish town of Jedwabne that commemorates the hundreds of Jews burned alive in a barn there by their Polish neighbors in July 1941.

    A decade ago, the publication of Jan T. Gross’s book about the massacre, “Neighbors,” prompted a...

  • Them vs. Us

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 10, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    Was it Mort Sahl who said, "Just because I'm a paranoid, doesn't mean that they're not out to get me"?

    In this week's parsha, the narrative begins with the drama of Yaakov and his tender flock -- two wives, two quasi-wives, 11 sons, a daughter -- preparing to meet with an oncoming...

  • Poland and the Jews:
    Is it time to stop hating the country when positive changes are transforming it?

    By Jane Ulman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Daniela and Kuba -- Jewish in Poland: Two Polish students describe how they came to be interested in Jewish life and culture. Is it time to stop hating Poland?

    Last summer, as Hezbollah rockets rained down on northern Israel, a group of 15 Israeli teenagers from Nahariya were...
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  • Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 9, 2006 marks the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogroms throughout Germany and Austria, then incorporated into Germany, that set fire to the synagogues in towns and villages, pillaged Jewish shops, and led to the arrest and incarceration into concentration camps of...
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