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Report on Anti-Semitism: ‘It is deeply rooted in the German mainstream’

2 Shevat 5772 – January 25, 2012
The report was commissioned by the Bundestag in 2008.

Sister Rose Thering: Sister Rose’s Passion

1 Shevat 5772 – January 24, 2012
Sister Rose's Passion is a documentary film on the life of Sister Rose Thering, a life that stood for love of Jews, for fighting prejudice, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Knesset Committee Urges Europeans to Drop Legislation Banning Kosher Slaughter

16 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
Committee discussion follows wave of European legislation seeking to outlaw "Shechita".

Responses to US Administration Comments on Israel

18 Kislev 5772 – December 14, 2011
After sharp criticisms from three U.S. officials, Jews wondering whether Obama can be trusted on Israel.

Thoughts On The ADL’s Anti-Semitism Survey

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
While it’s said that numbers don’t lie, the truth is they do lie – or, rather, mislead.

Readers Ask: What Are We To Do?

27 Heshvan 5772 – November 23, 2011
For the past few weeks I have been writing about the crisis our Jewish community is witnessing, a crisis reminiscent of pre-Holocaust Europe that caught the Jewish community sleeping and unawares.

Anti-Semitism On The March In European Politics

Anti-Semitic and other criminal worldviews received greater legitimization in the European Union with the recent inclusion of the Laos (The Popular Orthodox Rally) Party in the Greek government.

Sound The Alarm

20 Heshvan 5772 – November 17, 2011
My column usually focuses on guiding and advising those who have difficulty navigating the turbulent waters that challenge their personal lives. From time to time I depart from that format to comment on the issues that affect our very lives as a people. Of late this has occurred more frequently than usual. Events are unfolding so rapidly that before we can absorb one, another befalls us.

Troubling Signs In Zuccotti Park

29 Tishri 5772 – October 26, 2011
There is an element in the Occupy Wall Street movement that should concern the Jewish community. It is not that this so-called people’s protest against alleged corporate greed and banking industry excess has become defined by several anti-Semitic signs in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and some movement-related videos that have surfaced. It hasn’t.

Turning Holocaust Remembrance Into Israel Bashing

20 Tishri 5772 – October 18, 2011
The German Holocaust foundation Remembrance, Responsibility, Future - EVZ - is in a state of denial concerning misuse of public funds meant to largely compensate the victims of the Shoah but used instead to finance anti-Semitic student exchange programs in Israel and Germany.

Mainstream Double Standards Against Israel

14 Tishri 5772 – October 12, 2011
The use of double standards against Israel has permeated large parts of the world's mainstream. One finds it at the United Nations, among governments, in major media, academic institutions, NGOs, liberal churches and trade unions.

Eyes To See

13 Sivan 5771 – June 15, 2011
Some years ago, I came across a Polish-Jewish newspaper published in the early thirties. It was a time when the winds of anti-Semitism were blowing throughout Europe, with particular force in Poland. I searched through every page of the paper and was appalled to find not even a hint of the tragedy that was looming for the Jewish people.

The Tragic Vacuum (Part Two)

2 Nisan 5771 – April 6, 2011
For the past several weeks we have been discussing the anti-Semitism that plagues our generation and the horrific consequences that, G-d forbid, this might portend for our people.

What Drives Celebrity Anti-Semitism?

25 Adar II 5771 – March 30, 2011
In a span of several weeks, a motley group of celebrities ranging from the composer of "Zorba the Greek" to a British fashion designer to an American television actor - as well as the Australian founder of WikiLeaks - have all manifested Judeophobia. What is this global celebrity outburst targeting Jews all about?

The Tragic Vacuum (Part One)

Several weeks ago I published a letter from a woman who expressed fear and trepidation at the escalation of anti-Semitism throughout the world and the possibility of yet another Holocaust, G-d forbid. Her letter evoked much comment. I was deluged with e-mails, several of which I published. Among those letters was one, written by a Jewish student at UCLA, that left many Jewish Press readers appalled. Among other things, he condemned the older Jewish generation, which, he wrote, is obsessed with the Holocaust.

Readers Respond To Secular Jewish College Student

10 Adar II 5771 – March 16, 2011
In my March 4 column, "What's Happening in the World? - I'm Afraid," I featured letters from two women who wrote of their fear at what is going on in the world. The second letter, from a Holocaust survivor, was particularly descriptive, as the woman decried the escalation of anti-Semitism, the savage terror attacks in every country, and the barbaric, murderous attacks on our people in Eretz Yisrael.

Israeli Filmmaker Defames Israel And Holocaust Remembrance

26 Adar I 5771 – March 2, 2011
Israel's opponents increasingly contrive to hijack commemoration of the Holocaust in order to malign the Jewish state. Recently, a battle erupted at Northeastern University in Boston over the decision to invite Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir to screen "Defamation" at its annual Holocaust Awareness Week in March.

Is Columbia Joking?

14 Shevat 5771 – January 19, 2011
With Columbia University having recently established the very first Center for Palestine Studies (CPS), the Jewish community - especially Jewish donors - has failed miserably. We have been sleeping at the wheel for way too long.

A Hate-Filled Voice Silenced

28 Tishri 5771 – October 6, 2010
Joseph Sobran died last week. Regular readers may recall the Monitor devoting a handful of columns over the years to Sobran's malicious commentary on Jews and Israel. He was a supremely talented writer with a prose style smooth as silk, but sometime in the mid-1980's he descended deep into the fever swamps of anti-Semitism and never resurfaced.

Blaming the Victim: The Truth About Palestinian Anti-Semitism

20 Tishri 5771 – September 28, 2010
In August, the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) brought together some 110 scholars to present papers and share ideas relevant to the theme of "Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity." The conference had as its seemingly straightforward, and productive, objective to further the initiative's primary role of identifying and seeking to explain current manifestations of the world's oldest hatred.

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