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  • Jews tell pope of concern over moves to make Pius XII a saint

    June 24, 2013 | 11:46 am

    A Jewish leader expressed concern to Pope Francis on Monday over attempts to make a saint of World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

    Francis made no mention of his wartime predecessor during his talks with members of the...

  • Why B’nai Brith Canada Defended Michael Coren’s Anti-Semitism

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    March 5, 2012 | 11:54 am

    B’nai Brith Canada is an organization whose stated purpose it is, like our excellent Anti-Defamation League here in the United States, to defend Jews against attack. It’s run by Frank Dimant whom I only ever met over the phone and who appears to be a gentleman. But that begs the...

  • Canadian TV Host Insinuates to Rabbi Shmuley Jews Control Hollywood [VIDEO]

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 23, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Today I had what was probably the most unpleasant TV interview of my life on Canada’s Sun News Network (national). Interviewed by host Michael Coren about my book Kosher Jesus, I expected to be asked about the book’s content. The interview started that way. But then Coren quickly...

  • A Blessing for Hitler? May His Memory Be Eradicated

    By Pini Herman

    January 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Demographers are always looking for classifications and categories.  I mistakenly assumed, as many sons do, that because of what I thought were some unique circumstances, my mom was in a class by herself. Pondering about it, I also wondered how, using Jewish standards, how at the...

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  • Leaders: Pope likely to postpone Pius sainthood

    November 7, 2008 | 2:24 am

    After a meeting with the pope, Jewish leaders said the beatification of Nazi-era Pope Pius XII likely would be postponed.

    Pope Benedict's move to make the controversial Pius XII a saint has outraged many Jews, who blame the late pope for staying silent in the face of Nazi atrocities...

  • Briefs: Falwell gone; AIPAC to chip in defense costs; Russkis nab hate-kill suspect; B'nai B'rith just says 'no'

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jerry Falwell Dies at 73

    The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the televangelist whose relationship with the U.S. Jewish community was at times close and at times contentious, died at age 73. Falwell was declared dead Tuesday within hours of being found unconscious in Lynchburg, Va., in his...
  • To Be or Not to Be

    By Matthew Dorf

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

  • Hier Under Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

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