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Simon Wiesenthal

Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance Still Refuses to Condemn Trumps Bigotry and Hate

Scott Goldstein | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Scott Goldstein

It is a depressing state of affairs when the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its two Museums of Tolerance spend more time attacking me on The Huffington Post than the hate speech, racism, sexism, violence and neo-fascism of the Donald Trump campaign.

The Outsider: My Life In Intrigue: A Conversation With Frederic Forsyth

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Frederick Forsythe has mesmerized millions of readers and moviegoers with stories about assassinations, conspiracies, civil wars, the drug trade, mercenaries, and international intrigue.

Never Again Should Include Endangered Yazidis

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Why should Jews invoke their plight on Yom HaShoah? Because part of the memory of our collective experience, is standing up for the helpless, rendered voiceless by evil-doers.

Stage Door: Wiesenthal

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Dugan's 90-minute play is heartfelt, deeply moving and compelling; he makes history come alive. The 53-year-old actor nails Wiesenthal's Austrian dialect, elderly mannerisms and mischievous charm. His extraordinary performance pays tribute to one man's lifelong crusade for justice and tolerance.

The Life Of The 'Jewish James Bond' Comes To The NYC Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts

The legacy of one of World War II's most enigmatic figures is being brought to the New York stage in a unique and surprising new one-man play. Wr...

Ukraine's Jews Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place... Again

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It goes without saying that Jewish institutions are bolstering security and it has been reported that some public events have been canceled. One can only wonder what kind of Purim and Passover await our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.

Let's Speak Up for the Netherlands' Accidental Hero

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.19.2013 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Is this the best solution that democratic Netherlands can come up with? A witness protection program for a man guilty of fighting bigotry and standing up for the truth?

Where Neighbors Once Saved Them From the Nazis, Jews Are Now Cautioned to Hide Their Identity

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is time for the European Union and the European Parliament to forthrightly tackle the growing menace of anti-Jewish hate, intimidation and violence within its borders.

Desecration of Holocaust Hero's Statue Exposes Dangerous Struggle Over Memory and Values

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

I will never forget that cold winter day. January 17, 1981. A 'whose who' of Jews, led by Simon Wiesenthal, Eli Wiesel, and Nobel laureates along with...

Andrea Stone

Mormon Proxy Baptism Was Performed On Behalf Of Mahatma Gandhi, Researcher Says | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion

Mahatma Gandhi, who employed nonviolent civil disobedience to lead India to independence after more than a century of British rule, was posthumously b...

Andrea Stone

Mormons Target Anne Frank For Posthumous Baptism Again | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Anne Frank, the Jewish girl whose diary and death in a Nazi concentration camp made her a symbol of the Holocaust, was allegedly baptized posthumously...

Andrea Stone

Proxy Baptism Seekers Eyed Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel For Posthumous Mormon Rite | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion

A researcher who has spent years uncovering the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' controversial practice of posthumous proxy baptisms of Je...

Architects Mutiny On Jerusalem Museum Of Tolerance

Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's new Museum of Tolerance building in Jerusalem has hit yet another snag in its impending construction, this time with its...

The Presbyterian-Jewish Divide that Need Never Be

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Presbyterian Church's members are diverse, as are its leaders. To claim that Presbyterians are "against Israel" is provocative, unconvincing, and even ironic.

Wiesenthal Worked For Israeli Spy Agency, Book Alleges

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"This requires us to adjust in some small way our view of history," said Tom Segev, the author of the new book "Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends...

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard Accept Simon Weisenthal Humanitarian Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Last night in Los Angeles, A-listers Jay Leno and Russell Crowe bumped shoulders with studio honchos like Iger and Katzenberg at the Beverly Wilshire ...

Pre-Genocidal Hate: How the Internet Supersized a Medieval Big Lie

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Today, old hatreds are being repackaged and supersized in a way that would have made Josef Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Hate, drool with envy.

Reigniting America's Human Rights Mojo

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Cairo, President Obama rightly said that the U.S. should not be in the business of imposing democracy, but can we be indifferent to those who seek to embrace it?

Lockerbie Terrorist's Release Debased Justice with Misplaced Mercy

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Today's release is devoid of any compassion for those blown out of the skies over Scotland -- or their families.

The Challenge of the Holocaust Museum Shooting

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Simon Wiesenthal, the great Nazi Hunter and humanitarian would say to us: "I don't judge a democratic society by how many Nazis there are, but by how many anti-Nazis there are."

A Tale of Two Popes

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Pope Benedict XVI's pilgrimage to the Holy Land presents an opportunity for Jews to acknowledge that today, this Church openly recognizes our people's right to pursue its unique historic and spiritual destiny.