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Pope Francis, Marc Chagall, and the Jews
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Novelist Chaim Potok captured the strain of transition from religious traditionalism to artistic expression in the fictional character Asher Lev. Novelist Chaim Potok captured the ...

An Abyss of Historical Ignorance
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Demonstrating that a truly ill wind blows no good, The Wall Street Journal proved this week that Holocaust education programs deserve society’s continued support. Demonstrating th ...

Winning and Whining Are Insufferable
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins took a beating by his former employer for likening today’s class warfare to the Holocaust, with the mega-wealthy 1 percent as victims of “Nazi” repression. ...

Being Jewish Means Being Funny, and That’s No Joke
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Yoo-hoo! Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Larry David! No matter how unreligious you comics may be, American Jews seem proud to claim you. Yoo-hoo! Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Larr ...

Beauty and Pain Take Center Stage in Holocaust Pageant
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

The 18 beauty pageant finalists on stage at Haifa’s basketball stadium wear lovely gowns, their jewelry glitters, and their hair is thick with hairspray. Unlike typical beauty contestants, the Israeli women st ...

Meditating on Memory
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins When we experience movies like memories, we meditate rather than consume, and do what Pascal suggested was the antidote to ...

Thai University Apologizes for Banner Featuring Adolf Hitler
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Thailand’s most prestigious university apologized to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday for allowing its campus to hang a huge, hand-painted “Congratulations” banner illustrated with Captain America, Batman ...

As Holocaust Museum Turns 20, Ranks of Survivors Dwindle
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:31am | Type: Blog

As the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marks its 20th anniversary today (April 29) with more than 750 survivors, museum officials are calling it one the last large gatherings of those who managed to escape Hitl ...

HBO Documents Unlikely Saviors of 50 Holocaust Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus lived a comfortable life in 1930s Philadelphia, where he made a good living as a lawyer, and she kept a stylish house. Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus lived ...

From Particular to General
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 7:58am | Type: Blog

When is it appropriate to draw general conclusions from particular events? When and how one may draw general conclusions from particular evidence is a frequently debated question. ...

Why Would Jews Vandalize a Holocaust Memorial?
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

How could Jews desecrate the memories of millions of fellow Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis? The news that Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied i ...

Driving Home
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

This past spring break, I took my 14-year old daughter to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. My daughter has had a difficult middle school experience, especially these last two years. This las ...

Transcript: Obama's Remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to crack down on Iran and Syria and promised to "never again" allow atrocities like those seen during the Holocaust. President Ba ...

Historians race clock to collect Holocaust survivor stories
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Despite the immense scholarship on the Holocaust, many unknowns remain, including the identities of roughly one-third of the Jewish victims. JERUSALEM—Zvi Shefel recalled the day ...

Remembering the Holocaust
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Today is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, and the day designated as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943 ...

Holocaust Violins Live to Play Another Song
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

Violins that outlived the owners who played them in the death camps and Jewish ghettos are being brought back to life by Amnon Weinstein in his shop in Tel Aviv. As Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) gatherin ...

Why How We Do Anything Means Everything
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

How helps us understand that principled behavior isn't merely something a PR/Corporate Social Responsibility staff or attorneys tell us is important. Rather it is the surest path to success and relevance ...

Doing Nothing is Not an Option -- United to End Genocide
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending some time at the End Genocide Action Summit, which brought people from all over the world to Washington, D.C., to learn about and fight against genocide ...

Yoga Sabbath: Shabbat Shal-OM.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

What can you learn from an Israeli Hindu-monk-in-training about peace? As Palestine makes a bid for nationhood status at the United Nations, and Israel and the United States. do what they can to block it, I think back to May 2010, when I wa ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...

Stassen and Gushee: An Open Letter to Christian Zionists
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

NOTE TO READERS: As Palestine applies for membership to the United Nations, frequent Sojourners contributors Glen Stassen and David Gushee have penned An Open Letter to Christian Zionists. ...

Climate Witness as Act of Faithfulness
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The earth dries up and withers ... The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. - Isaiah 24:4-6 ...

What's in a Name?: Campus Crusade for Christ Becomes 'Cru'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Maybe, but a Stink Rose by any other name (say... garlic?) might get more play. Shakespeare said a rose by any othe ...

Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and high-profile conservative intellectual, announced that he is officially in the running for the Republican nomination for president. New ...

Revisiting Rwanda: Finding the Truth After Genocide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In the documentary <em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJU-zBKe4uI" target="_blank">Earth Made of Glass</a></em>, director Deborah Scranton weaves together t ...

Glenn Beck's Offensive Attacks on George Soros
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

And the hits just keep on coming.</p> And the hits just keep on coming. The list of people who Glenn Beck has attacked with faulty logic and fear tactics is growing long ...

Human Atrocities in Congo: What Can We Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100903-cellphone.jpg"></a>Between July 30 and August 3, a <a style="text-decoration: underline; color: #772124;" href="http ...

What Constitutes Sacred Space at Ground Zero?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11, Lower Manhattan remains plagued by the sight of a gaping hole where the Twin Towers once stood. Close to nine years after th ...

Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "Nazis don't have the r ...

On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need. As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow cr ...

A Visit to Birkenau
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Sami Awad Making peace in the Middle East requires empathy for Jewish wounds. For 2,000 years, everywhere Jewi ...

Tragic Anniversaries and Embodying Resurrection Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week is a confluence of anniversaries. April 7 was the 16<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda where more than 800,000 died in a few days. This wee ...

Presidents' Plans and Precedents for Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#599051510_WL6dK"></a>Several sources have recommended <a href="http://mediamatt ...

'Jesus Never Stopped Being a Faithful Jew'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As we approach the climax of Holy Week, James Carroll offers <a href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/03/29/preach_peace_in_holy_week/">an appropriate cau ...

Vatican II 101: Social Justice is Part of Catholic Identity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

Writer James Carroll, in his recent book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547336268?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;cre ...

Roman Polanski and the Politics of Remembering
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I'm reluctant to comment regarding film-maker Roman Polanski's arrest and the attempt to extradite him to the U.S. I'm reluctant to comment regarding film-maker Rom ...

Remembering History's Evils
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I spent some time this summer visiting my parents in Taos, NM, and while doing all the touristy things there, I couldn't help but encounter stories of the history of the place that truly made me th ...

A Jewish-American Advocate Against the Injustice of Occupation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just the basic facts about Anna Baltzer make her a provocative presence. She's a 30-year-old Jewish-American woman who is arguing passionately for justice for Palestinians.</p> ...

When Hate Speech Justifies Killing
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire those consequences can be. Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire ...

Combatants for Peace: A Grassroots View from the Middle East, Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Another amazing grassroots effort in the Middle East is <a href="http://www.combatantsforpeace.org/">Combatants for Peace</a>, a group of former Palestinian fighters and Israeli ...

Prayers for Genocide Victims and Survivors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

On the anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda, I was invited by <a href="http://www.miraclecorners.org">Miracle Corners of the World</a> to attend a ceremony held at the Chur ...

Crossing the Line Between Legitimate Criticism and Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attacks in Gaza. It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attack ...

Never Again
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Today is the commemoration of <A title=http://myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Modern_Holidays/Yom_Hashoah.htm href="http://myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Modern_Holidays/Yom_Hashoah.htm& ...

Forgiveness as Healing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Thompson Eva Mozes Kor was 9 years old when she and the rest of her family stepped off the train at Auschwitz. Within seconds, she l ...

Worth Noting…
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For more than 20 years, Elie Wiesel has been America's official bearer of memory, keeper of accounts, and arbiter ...

To Auschwitz and Back
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel A. Brown A journey of remembrance. FROM THE MOMENT I decided to journey to Auschwitz, my life changed ...

The Uneasy Prompting of History
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Holler Hunter I began this piece on the 50th anniversary of D-day-June 6, 1994. I began this piece ...