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

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

New Nazi Hunting Drive

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BERLIN — The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday launched an 11th-hour drive to find and prosecute Nazi war criminals while they are still aliv...

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.

Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal Worked For Mossad, Book Claims

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new book claims renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal worked for Israel's Mossad spy agency, providing information on war criminal...

Wiesenthal Worked For Israeli Spy Agency, Book Alleges

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.