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Belgium Sentences French Comic Dieudonne To Jail For Anti-Semitic Jokes

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala on Wednesday to two months in prison and...

GIve Us Your "Huddled Masses," but "Syrians Need Not Apply!"

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

We need to face the reality that we played a significant role in creating the refugee crisis by overthrowing the Iraqi government in 2003 destabilizing the region. We now have a moral responsibility to those who are fleeing the warzones in Iraq and Syria.

The Jew/Atheist Paradox

Herb Silverman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Herb Silverman

When I recently wrote about Godless Jews, I cited a Harris survey that surprised a lot of people. The majority of Jews don't believe in God. They are atheists.

Nordstrom Removes Offensive Hanukkah Sweater From Online Store

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Style

Oy vey. Nordstrom came under fire Monday when a customer noticed a Hanukkah sweater emblazoned with the words "chai maintenance" and "Hanukkah J.A.P" ...

Q&A: Hundreds of Jews Locked in a Barn and Burned to Death (by Poles, Not Nazis): Poland, 1941

The National Book Review | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Polish author Anna Bikont's book The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne investigates an incident from Poland's World War II past -- a mass murder of Jewish men, women and children carried out not by Nazis, but Poles.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

Getting the U.S.-Israel Relationship Back on Track

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

America and Israel have far more in common than the critics care to mention. Next week -- when the leaders shake hands -- it will be an opportunity to remind the world of the shared interests that bind the two nations.

The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Jacob Schuman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Focusing on the relationship between guns and inequality will allow gun control advocates to argue that restricting firearm access is an essential step towards achieving social justice and economic empowerment.

Follow the Money: Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, and the Argentine Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Marshall

The New York Times broke the news that Marco Rubio just won the jackpot: the endorsement of billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer. But the story offered little explanation of what could prove to be a decisive turning point in the Republican primary race.

Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Over the past two years or so, I have developed a keen awareness of the wounded pride, historical revisionism and backward rightwing nationalism which characterizes swathes of Eastern European society.

10 Other Things Ben Carson Would Have Done Better Than You

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

A lot of people are using the various examples of Ben Carson's recent comments to call him ignorant, thoughtless, insensitive and a narcissistic windbag who's unfit for the Presidency, but I submit that, perhaps, not only does he know better than us, but that he is better than us.

Mahmoud Abbas Adds to Israel's Isolation -- Where and When Will It End?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

We Jews have a history of implementing unity as a means for social healing. The Midrash, as well as Maimonides, elaborate on Abraham's efforts to unite his fellow Babylonians after seeing their growing alienation.

Pope Francis and the Rebranding of Catholicism

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Michele Somerville

As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.

Hearing Echoes Of The Past, Jews Are On The Front Line Of The European Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion

Heartbreaking images of men, women and children risking everything for a better life continue to dominate the news as well over 500,000 migrants ...

Ann's F'ing Tweet: Semantics, Semitics and My Students

Stuart Dow | Posted 09.24.2015 | Media
Stuart Dow

As I write, it's Yom Kippur -- the holiest day in the Jewish year. It's 25 hours of fasting, praying, repenting and confessing. In that spirit, here's an uncomfortable admission. I kind of like Ann Coulter. Don't get me wrong, I disagree with much of what she says.

Pope Francis From A Jewish Perspective

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Greenblatt

As we have seen, Pope Francis is not just paying lip service to those reforms - he is embracing them wholeheartedly. And yet, there is still work to be done.

How About a Jewish President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.

Kiev Right Wing Violence: Time for Poroshenko to Look in the Mirror?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Amidst the emergence of politically-right-wing forces in Kiev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claims to be shocked and outraged by recent violence.

Could the iPhone Have Thwarted the Holocaust?

Barry Lando | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

The aunt of the three-year old Kurdish boy lying on the Turkish beach is a Canadian resident and had been frantically attempting to get asylum for his family in Canada. She had run into a wall of Canadian bureaucracy. Which is why his father finally decided to turn to a human smuggler and a flimsy rubber dinghy.

Anti-Jewish Oppression and Theme of Powerful Manipulators

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.

Mayim Bialik Says Being Religious In Hollywood Is Not 'Trendy'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

Actress Mayim Bialik recently opened up about being the target of anti-Semitism and the difficulty of being religious in Hollywood during an int...

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States

Christina Fialho | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Christina Fialho

The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.

Texas Jewish Neighborhood Hit With Disgusting Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

Racist and anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas were painted on more than 30 cars, homes, buildings and signs in a predominately Jewish ...

Cheap Claims of Anti-Semitism Can't Change Reality of Iran Deal Lobbying

Lara Friedman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Lara Friedman

It is the prerogative of President Obama or anyone else defending the Iran deal to call out Netanyahu and his amen choir of U.S. supporters for their extraordinary anti-deal activism.