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Books Opened the Doors of the World to Me

Vyjay Rao | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Years ago, much, much before the travel bug ensnared me in its magical web, I had already begun my voyages around the world on the wings of my imagina...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain

Patti R. Rose | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

The United Kingdom (UK) London On one of my recent birthdays, my husband and I decided to travel to the U.K. , specifically to London. I had been th...

Shall We Dance... with Intolerance, Islamophobia, Xenophobia and Hate?

Anya Cordell | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Anya Cordell

There will be more victims of Islamophobia and xenophobia, which has already claimed many innocent Sikhs, Hindus, South Asians, Arab Christians, Muslims and others. We must act, so that those with whom we share our world do not become more names on a long list.

Jessica Jones, Superhero, vs. Donald Trump, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Hate, and Bullying

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Anya Cordell

Ask: "What would Jessica do?" And summon Jessica Jones-like strength to combat this evil. I confess: I binge-watched the Marvel / Netflix superhe...

Islamophobia; Why Care or Take a Stand?

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Anya Cordell

"Thank you so much for your program! I'm Muslim, but no one here knows it." This confession sent chills down my spine, evoking the histories of when others felt compelled to secretly whisper: "I'm Jewish, but no one knows it".

Would You Let a Muslim Save Your Life?

Anya Cordell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Anya Cordell

What if we shut out a Muslim who may cure cancer?

We Can All Be Philanthropists

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -- Anne Frank This week I was quite moved, hearing t...

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

Heather Keleher | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities!

Anne Frank Made Me Throw Up

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Dani Alpert

I first visited Amsterdam when I spent a semester abroad studying in Paris, when I was in college. School was a breeze, and it didn't require a great deal of studying, so I was able to travel every weekend. For six months I took full advantage of my time in Europe. One weekend I decided to go to Amsterdam.

Arthur Miller and Vanessa Redgrave Meet in Playing for Time

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

In an exclusive interview with director-producer Linda Yellen, who produced 35 years ago the now classic television-film Playing for Time, we will examine the various approaches of cinema on the subject of the Holocaust.

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

What Anne Frank Taught Me About Israel's War With Gaza

Elad Nehorai | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Why has Israel built an unparalleled army? Because without such an army, it would have been wiped out. Why do AIPAC and such organizations have such influence? Because there is a much bigger lobby, the lobby of historic antisemitism, that has existed for ages.

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

'At Least as Important as Anne Frank': New Holocaust Diary Emerges in San Francisco

Laura Paull | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Laura Paull

I think I understand why Rywka Lipszyc's diary of life in the Lodz ghetto stops cold on April 12, 1944, in the middle of a sentence, even though she had months to go before being deported to Auschwitz.

And the Last Shall Be First

Francis Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank and Pope Francis. But th...

The Enduring Power of Anne Frank's Message on the Anniversary of Her Death

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
K. Ford K.

The tall, narrow houses on Prinsengracht canal all looked the same, but the Anne Frank House was easy to spot. None of us spoke the same language, but all of us had read Anne Frank's diary and all of us were on this unintentional pilgrimage together.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Beyonce And Jay Z Visit Anne Frank House In Amsterdam

Posted 03.21.2014 | Celebrity

Beyonce performed at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome this week and stopped by the city's Anne Frank House to pay tribute. Bey was joined by her husband Jay Z, ...

Common Core and the Holocaust

Alan Singer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.

Words to Young Writers

April Brucker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
April Brucker

Someone pointed out that the world doesn't always welcome creative people, and adults often discourage that path. What would I tell a young writer? That was a very good question.

Margot

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Kristin Meekhof

Margot has a compulsive fixation in being non-Jewish. She obsessively worries that someone will notice her arm, tattooed by the Nazis, so she literally with a sweater, keeps herself under wraps. The sweater serves as a thin veil to keep her apart from others.

Then-And-Now Photos Of Anne Frank's Amsterdam Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Anne Frank touched the furthest corners of the world with her intimate and brave diary entries, which document the atrocities of the Holocaust with un...

Miri Ben-Ari: The Silence of the Violin

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My mother once said that we must understand where we are coming from in order to better understand who we are in this life. It took me many years to understand what she meant.