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  • Complicated politics at World Zionist Congress

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 28, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    Nothing is ever simple or easy in Israel, and my time there recently as a delegate for the world Reform Zionist movement (ARZENU) at the 37th World Zionist Congress proved to be no exception.

    As I flew back to the United States from Jerusalem after the Oct. 20-22 meetings, I felt...

  • Hitler needed plenty of help to kill the Jews – but no inspiration

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 21, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    In a speech to the World Zionist Congress, on Oct. 20, 2015, the prime minister of Israel said:

    “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [Nov. 28, 1941], he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini [the mufti of Jerusalem] went to Hitler and said, ‘If you...

  • Netanyahu blames mufti of Jerusalem for Final Solution, prompting outcry

    October 21, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being criticized for saying the mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler the idea to exterminate the Jews in a meeting between the two in 1941.

    Netanyahu’s remarks about the mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, came in a speech to the World Zionist...

  • Reform wins plurality of U.S. vote for World Zionist Congress

    June 5, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    The Reform movement won a plurality of votes for American representation in the 37th World Zionist Congress.

    Of the 145 seats allocated to Americans in the 500-representative body, approximately 70 percent went to religious denominations: Fifty-six seats went to the Reform...

  • World Zionist Congress elections: A voter’s guide

    January 26, 2015 | 11:49 am

    World Zionist Congress elections began earlier this month and run through April 30. Here’s a primer on what the congress is, how (logistically) to vote, who’s on the ballot, and why you just might want to sign up for PayPal before casting your vote.

    What is it?

    The World...

  • Can One Imagine Another Herzl Arising?

    By Leonard Fein

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The funeral took place in Vienna on July 7, 1904. The stunning announcement had come on the 4th: Theodore Herzl, dead at age 44.

    Here is Stefan Zweig's description of the day:

    "A strange day it was, a day in July, unforgettable to all who were there to see it. Because suddenly at...