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The US and the Holocaust: “We Did Nothing to Prevent It”

In a powerful film, Ken Burns chronicles America's abandonment of the Jews during the Holocaust.

Breaking into Auschwitz

Witold Pilecki heroically volunteered to enter Auschwitz where he organized a secret resistance.

The German President’s Stunning Act of Repentance

In Munich. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke as if he had studied Maimonides’ five steps of teshuvah.

Anna, Can You Help This Mother and Her Two Children?

The pain and suffering of Ukrainians are heart wrenching. I had to do my part.

It’s Open Season on Jews in New York City

Of the hundreds of hate crimes committed against Jews in the city since 2018, many documented on camera, only a single perpetrator has served even one day in prison.

Students Surprise Their Teacher with a Brand New Car

And readers played a major role in making it happen.

Even in Auschwitz: Choosing the Possible

Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a Holocaust survivor and trauma expert, channels her experience to help others learn to move past suffering.

Is Grease the Word?

Olivia Newton John’s death got me rethinking Grease’s messages regarding relationships and gender.

Breaking Barriers and Baking Babka: How One Jewish Mom Became a YouTube Sensation

Through her relatable videos about Jewish cooking and life, Sonya is breaking misconceptions and sharing practical tips and wisdom.

Olivia Newton John’s Grandfather was a Nobel-Prize Winning Jewish Physicist

The singing sensation hailed from a distinguished Jewish family.

The Best Way to Stop Suicide

Caring words can make all the difference.

Messengers from the Russian Moral Abyss

Cousins of mine embarking on their new life in Israel shared chilling accounts of a country that resembles prewar Germany.

My Abortion Story

We wanted a miracle but my life was at risk.

Elvis: 7 Jewish Things You Didn’t Know about The King

The Lansky Bros. are responsible for Elvis’s fashion sense. But don’t blame them for the jumpsuits.

The Woman who Would Not Shake Biden's Hand

Israeli pop star, Yuval Dayan, sets off a firestorm. She’s just being true to herself.

During Her Pregnancy Crisis, Don’t Stand Idly By

Vulnerable pregnant Jewish women need more than rhetoric.

In Aftermath of Chicago’s July 4th Shooting, Local Moms Provide Countless Points of Light

After the horrific shooting, a team of volunteers quickly mobilized into action.

History of the Swastika: 6 Facts

Swastikas have a long history and are widely employed around the world today.

Insulting Mayim Bialik

We are masters at writing people off based solely on external superficialities.

The Stockdale Paradox

Surviving what life throws our way requires maintaining the sometimes-contradictory attitudes of hope and optimism, and realism and pragmatism.

My Father, the War Hero

My father was a POW at Stalag Luft I and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for his incredible bravery.

The Two Jewish Brothers who Defied Segregation in Atlanta

And paved the way for Atlanta to join the Major Leagues in the 1960s.

A Scientist on Finding God in Nature

Dr. Gilbert Daniel Nessim unpacks the mindboggling complexity inside a seed.

I'm Right, and You're an Evil Monster

Toxic polarization is turning disagreements into a binary war of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, enlightened vs. barbaric.

Top Gun: Maverick – Three Jewish Takeaways

The exhilarating movie has something to say about the high-stakes combat we all face in life.

My Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center

My Memorial Day memories are shaped by a proud Jewish combat veteran who cared deeply about others.

Listen to the Silence

If you want to encounter God, you need to experience silence.

How a Spate of Synagogue Bombings in the 1950s Is Impacting Us Today

Changes made to federal law ensure that the Justice Department can step in when houses of worship are threatened.

Regine: The Holocaust Survivor Who Invented the First Disco Club

The legendary “Queen of the Night”, who recently died, was haunted by her Holocaust experiences.

God, Grades & Graduation: Religion’s Surprising Impact on Academic Success

A new study conclusively shows multiple benefits of a faith-based life to working-class adolescents – particularly males.

Has Social Media Us Made Stupid?

An indictment of the “Wild West” atmosphere of social media and the price we all pay for it.

It's a Mistake to Ban Holocaust Denial

A government that can criminalize Holocaust denial this week can criminalize other opinions next week.

We Need to Change How We View Disabled People

Michelle Friedman, a blind disability advocate, shares her story and strong opinions on what it means to be disabled.

Pharaoh, Putin and Why This Passover is Different

Again, a despot brainwashes a nation into committing atrocities against an innocent people. But in Poland, we discover history does not have to repeat itself.

Slay Your Idols

What are you enslaved to? For me, it’s video games.

Pivoting from Funeral to Wedding

How do you change gears from the death of a young person to the celebration of a marriage of two young people?

Why Is an Award-Winning Russian Journalist Fighting for Ukraine?

A former correspondent for the LA Times put down his pen and picked up a rifle, taking a stand in what he calls “a battle between good and evil.”

Moon Knight is Jewish

And three other Marvel Universe characters you didn’t know are Jewish.

Madeleine Albright’s Secret Jewish Past

The former Secretary of State, who has just died, discovered she was Jewish at age 59.

Six Million People Have Died from Covid

OP-ED: Let’s mark this haunting milestone by strengthening our resolve to fill our lives with meaning and love.

Putin has Zombified My Good Friends Back in Russia

With ironclad control of media, Putin wants Russians to forget their history so he can repeat it.

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