America First during WWII

If any country could have helped save a significant proportion of the European Jews from the Holocaust it’s the United States. Reliable news about concentration and death camps started trickling [...]

Young Zionists Unite: Bryan Leib’s new pro-Israel “Tribe”, HaShevet

The Jews, though perhaps a “tribe” (HaShevet), have always had significant internal differences. A people found in practically every nation around the world, the ethnic, racial, social, religious [...]

Anti-Semitism in contemporary Hungary

Anti-Semitism has a long history in Hungary, nearly as long as the history of the Jews living in the country. In fact, Hitler was not the first to prescribe armband to mark, isolate and shame the [...]

The Jewish National Fund: Growing Zionism

The Holocaust underscored for the Jewish people the necessity—and, many would argue, the historic right—of having their own nation. Deprived of full citizenship rights in many European countries [...]

Adela Cojab Moadeb: Fighting BDS and anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses

In her article in the New York Post (December 14, 2019) about her fight against anti-Semitism on New York University’s campus, pro-Israel Jewish activist Adela Cojab Moadeb explains the [...]

„The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank” by Willy Lindwer

The Diary of Anne Frank constitutes one of the most important legacies of the Holocaust. The journal documents the experiences of a young Jewish girl, her family and acquaintances while they hid [...]

The Armenian genocide and „The Promise”

As Peter Balakian points out in the Preface of his book, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian genocide and America’s response (New York: Harper Perennial, 2004), the Holocaust had a significant [...]

The Vilnius Jewish Ghetto

A few weeks after his daughter’s wedding, on September 23, 2001, Joe Sabrin’s father, Abrashe Sabrin, passed away. He was one of the few Holocaust survivors of Vilnius (Vilna). As he was going [...]

Small town America and the Banality of Racism

Never in my life did I think that my small town, Saline Michigan, would make national and international news, much less for something as negative as racism. Originally a tiny farming community, [...]

A Spiritual Visionary

Review of “Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mind Heart and Soul” by Edward K. Kaplan Edward K. Kaplan’s monumental new biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mind Heart and Soul [...]