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U.S. Jewish Groups Join Recovery Efforts After Israeli Church Arson Attack

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. The Anti-D...

Giant X-Ray Screen Erases Gender, Age, Race To Prove 'We Are All Human'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

There are few images more evocative of the human body than a skeleton. But it’s easy to disassociate this image with actual people. In the “Lo...

Big Man Bibi

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the face of such powerful opposition, how can we account for Bibi's stubborn determination? Why is he so resolute? Why all the bluster and bombast? Anthropologists have a deceptively simple answer: Bibi is behaving like a Melanesian Big Man.

Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10.

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Tapestry Reminiscent Of Uniforms Worn By Gay Nazi Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Urban Outfitters is under fire for a product resembling the uniform forced on gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. The Anti-Defamation Leagu...

Anti-Defamation League Urges Benjamin Netanyahu To Cancel Congress Speech

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress on March 3, but there's a growing chorus of voices calling on him to c...

Time to Stop the Circus and Focus on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Instead of staying laser-focused on the very real, very complex and very dangerous consequences of the outcome of the negotiations with Iran, the public discourse is now being hijacked by politics.

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Omar Sarwar | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.

Why We Had No Choice But to Fight Klinghoffer Opera

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.23.2014 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Let the opera go on. But let it be met with the voices of American Jews and others who wish to speak out for Klinghoffer who did not die but was murdered.

Sweden's Recognition of 'Palestine' Premature and Ill-Advised

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Sweden's premature recognition of the State of Palestine will have repercussions far beyond Scandinavia. Sweden is considered a flag-bearer of human rights, and many countries across Europe respond to its cues. The risk is that other countries in the E.U. may soon want to follow suit.

Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Serv...

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Erdogan's 'Reassuring' Words to Turkey's Jews Are Anything But

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Implied in his words, and those of other government leaders, is that the Jewish community would be better off -- and safer in their own country -- if they condemned Israel's actions outright. This is where things get dicey.

Mark Your Calendars! It's Swastika Rehabilitation Week!

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News

In human history, few symbols arouse a furor like the Nazi swastika. Yet, a UFO group called the Raelian International Movement is spending a whole...

Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Dr. King famously said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." The Civil Rights Act changed the face of the nation, bending the arc sharply on July 2, 1964. But much work remains. On the 50-year anniversary of its passage, let us rededicate ourselves to the task of building a fairer, more just society.

More Concerning The Death of Klinghoffer

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

The fact that some have taken to twitter to make anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks in the wake of the Met's announcement shows how this opera still has the potential to bring out manifestations of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attitudes.

Memo to Netanyahu: Read ADL Survey, and Stop Equating Israel Criticism With Anti-Semitism!

Carlo Strenger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Any time somebody criticizes Israel, Bibi starts the lamentation that Israel's existence is being delegitimized, that anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head again and that the Jewish people's continuity is being threatened.

Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The Holocaust?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

Being a Holocaust denier is one thing, but simply never having heard of the Holocaust is something the Anti-Defamation League wanted to explore with i...

Almost Half The World Has Never Heard Or Denies The Holocaust, Survey

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The first-ever global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows that more than a quarter of the world’s population harbors intense anti-Jewish sen...

Are You a Member of Alpha Epsilon Pi? (And Why Am I Asking?)

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

I joined AEPi in my freshman year of college. In my chapter at Johns Hopkins were mostly what we'd now call "nerds." Including me: In those days, I c...

FBI Director James Comey Calls For Better Hate Crime Tracking

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully unders...

Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Declined By 19 Percent This Year

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Continuing a decade-long drop, anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. declined by 19 percent, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s most recen...

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

Son of God Is the Anti-Gibson

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was a passion of hate. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new film, Son of God, slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 28, is the true anti-Gibson. From start to finish, theirs is a much more sensitive effort.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.