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The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Shining a light in Odessa

As a child, one of my favorite pleasures each week was going to synagogue with my parents. At the end … Continued

Seeing Jerusalem anew

Many of us who travel to Israel frequently risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by Realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately … Continued

Cracking open the Torah and finding my faith

By Leila Levinson I never had much use for the Torah. I called it “An Anthology of Trauma.” Like keeping … Continued

The divine mystery of human genius

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Pitting science and supposedly rational thought against religion and what is deemed by some to be … Continued

Living with ghosts of the Holocaust

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Many if not most children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors live with ghosts. We are haunted … Continued

Part III: Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky: How to raise the children?

By: Marion L. Usher, Ph.DThis post is the third in a series about how couples can navigate questions related to … Continued

Morocco is not the problem

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School I take no position on whether countries should prohibit religious proselytizing. Over the … Continued

In search of memory at Bergen-Belsen

The following speech was delivered as a speech Sunday, April 18, at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, at a commemoration marking the 65th … Continued

Liberty and Justice FOR ALL

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

We Are All Holocaust Witnesses

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress On April 24, 1945, my mother, Dr. Hadassah Bimko … Continued

Why Hanukkah Still Matters

American Jews are well acquainted with the “December dilemma”: how should Jews celebrate Hanukkah when most of the country is … Continued

Intermarriage as a Jew

When I was home over winter break, I rented the movie “Knocked Up” to watch with my mom. It’s the … Continued

Choosing to be Among the Chosen

Jewish identity is changing the world over. Traditionally, Jewish status was conferred through the mother- if you had a Jewish … Continued