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John Kerry Raises a Beacon to the Spirit of the Saint Louis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, there is another transatlantic transport with the name 'St. Louis' whose story is one of the nadirs of America's storied past. Though little known, perhaps no other moment since the Emancipation Proclamation might well have burdened America's conscience as much.

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Those advocating for denying entry to the Central American children cite the tremendous costs involved. And indeed, in our ongoing economic malaise, with deficits continuing to mount and prospects brightening little for America's own youth, how can the diversion of such enormous resources be justified?

Rabbis Urge German Jews To Continue Circumcisions

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion

BERLIN — A German court's decision that ritual circumcision amounts to criminal bodily harm threatens religious freedom in Europe, a group of Eu...

German Synagogue Opens On Pogrom Anniversary

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- Germany's president has inaugurated a new synagogue on the anniversary of the 1938 Nazi anti-Jewish pogrom that was known as "Kristallnacht,...

Holocaust Stories Yet to Be Told: Toynton's The Oriental Wife

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

There are still stories to be told about the Holocaust and its aftermath, and Evelyn Toynton's second novel, The Oriental Wife, belongs on the shelf with the very best of them.

Berlin Offers Kosher Lifestyle For Jews

AP | By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

BERLIN -- When Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg moved to Berlin some 15 years ago, he found it almost impossible to keep a kosher lifestyle. There were barely...

An American Jew Roams in Germany

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The German and Jewish people are forever locked in what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a 'single garment of destiny.'

A German Law Rectifies Racism, Legitimizes Sexism

Bess Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bess Rothenberg

Recently I learned about Article 116(2) of the 1949 German Grundgesetz -- Basic Law -- that restores citizenship to former Jewish Germans who had their citizenship revoked under National Socialism. But through a loophole, it does not include women.

Curious George Was On The Run And So Were The Authors, From The Nazis

AP | ANN LEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Ever wonder why Curious George is so curious? Or why the monkey hero of the "Curious George" children's books is so fond of travel, s...