Abraham Cooper




Stories by Abraham Cooper

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Kristallnacht Still Casts a Long Shadow On Europe

Seventy-five years after Kristallnacht, anti-Semitism persists in Europe.

A G-d for all people, religious or not

A recent Pew poll on religion that found one of six people on this earth—over a billion souls– affiliate with … Continued

Jewish wisdom on mosque debate

By Abraham Cooper The debate over the 9/11 ‘Cordoba’ mosque continues to spawn raw emotions and white– hot rhetoric from … Continued

Mercy to the cruel spawns cruelty to the merciful

By Abraham Cooper From the very first day back in 1985, when officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center first presented … Continued

Suicide bombings: Crimes against humanity

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center As Jews the world over prepare for the our Passover Seder and Christian … Continued

The day two rabbis asked Sheikh Tantawi for a fatwa

By Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center I just learned that Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, Egypt’s leading religious authority, died today while … Continued

Miep Gies, hero of humanity

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center When a loved one passes, Jewish tradition tells us to look at the … Continued

Lessons from India’s 9/11

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center A few years ago, I stood beside His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, … Continued

Neither Bush Nor Obama = Hitler

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center As a rabbi, I believe our ultimate health care mandate is the one … Continued

Reenlisting Gates and Crowley

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center We at the Simon Wiesenthal Center have a unique take on the Sgt. … Continued

Von Brunn’s Virtual Neighborhood

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center We will never really know whether James Von Brunn would have become a … Continued

Human Rights and Wrongs and the UN

By Abraham Cooper with Harold BrackmanSimon Wiesenthal Center For most people who attended or watched Durban II–the UN’s “anti-racism” conference … Continued