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Fear of refugees: A flashback to the Holocaust

In July 1938, three years after the Nuremberg Laws had stripped Germany's Jews of citizenship and most political rights, a Fortune magazine poll of Americans asked, "What is your attitude toward allowing German, Austrian and other political refugees to come to the U.S.?" More than two-thirds answered...

Hanukkah 2015 events in NYC: Matisyahu, The Maccabeats, The Last Schmaltz, Menorah Horah, Sharon Jones & more

Hanukkah happens this year from December 6 to 14, and as always there are some musical ways to celebrate in NYC (plus things for Jews to do at Christmastime). Here's a roundup of some cool options: It wouldn't be...

There’s a stolen tweet in The Fat Jew’s book

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

There are at least two alleged instances of plagiarism in Money Pizza Respect.

Getting to Know Ádám

12 hours agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

Meet Adam, an intermarried Hungarian Jew. An excerpt from young author Alyssa Petersel's new book profiling the definition-defying identities of Jews in Hungary. The post Getting to Know Ádám appeared first on Jewschool.

‘Hitler was right:’ Florida community stunned after Nazi sympathizer randomly attacks Jewish teen

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A 19-year-old rabbinical student was attacked in Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday by a man who said Jews belong in concentration camps and that “Hitler was right.” According to WPTV Channel 5, the unnamed student was walking on 2nd Avenue when a man rode by on a bicycle and said,...

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II. Among the many who tried -- and failed -- to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his family, which included wife, […]

Jonathan Pollard is no hero

To the editor: With the release of Jonathan Pollard after serving 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, it is appropriate to realize the unfortunate results of his actions: They made the lives of some American Jews in the U.S. military and defense establishment more difficult. ("Convicted spy...

THIS IS CNN. CNN Reporter: Parisians Shaken Because This Time It Wasn’t Just Jews Targeted, ‘Thi…

THIS IS CNN. CNN Reporter: Parisians Shaken Because This Time It Wasn’t Just Jews Targeted, ‘This Was Just People.’ “Let’s hope that [CNN's Martin Savidge] isn’t accurately representing the sentiment in Paris right now. But it is a similar sentiment to what John Kerry expressed last week, at least with regards to the cartoonists in […]

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

19 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Muslims Pray for Slaughter of “Every Last Jew” at Palestinian Funeral (VIDEO)

Palestinians pray for the slaughter of “every last Jew” at the funeral of two Palestinians this week. The Palestinian spiritual... The post Muslims Pray for Slaughter of “Every Last Jew” at Palestinian Funeral (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Why Jewish refugees must be remembered on 30 November

Linda Hakim left Iraq for London in 1970. But she has never been able to shake off the fear she had felt growing up as a Jew. She heard mobs in Baghdad, after Israel's Six Day War victory, screaming 'death to Israel, death to the Jews." She...Show More Summary

The specious comparison between Syrians and World War II European Jews

(Paul Mirengoff) Historian Josh Zeitz has written an article for Politico called “Yes, It’s Fair to Compare the Plight of the Syrians to the Plight of the Jews. Here’s Why.” Zeitz argues that the current debate over admitting Syrians into the U.S. Show More Summary

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's the Arcs Share "Young", Written With Silver Jews' David Berman

Photo by Nick Walker This Friday, Record Store Day 's   Black Friday event will take place. The Black Keys '  Dan Auerbach's band the Arcs will mark the occasion with a limited-edition 10”, The Arcs vs. the Inventors Vol. 1. (The record, issued by Nonesuch, will be available in digital formats on December 11.) In addition to collaborations with Dr. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson speaks out against Islamophobia

The civil rights leader compared the plight of Syrian refugees to that of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

Meet the Dutch Christians Who Saved Their Jewish Neighbors from the Nazis

Diet Eman endured Hitler’s occupation separated from her fiance, Hein Sietsma. But apart, they served in the Dutch Underground—saving at least 60 Jews from certain death. Pop-pop-pop! Diet Eman lay awake in her bed. Who could be beating their rugs at this hour? It was early morning on May 10, 1940. Show More Summary

Should a Jew rent from Avis?

(Paul Mirengoff) In the early 1960s, less than 20 years after the end of World War II, a hot topic in the Jewish community was: should a Jew buy a Volkswagen? I never discussed the matter with my parents, but their answer must have been in the affirmative because my mother ended up driving one, and I don’t think she stole it. In light of this story in the Observer, the question

Class Action Lawsuit Says New York Yeshivas Failed to Give Students a Proper Secular Education

For years now, ultra-Orthodox Jews have been in charge of a public school district in East Ramapo, New York in addition to the private Jewish schools in the community. It's led to plenty of debate over, among other things, whether the...Show More Summary

Obama Says Nothing About Three American Citizens Killed By Muslim Terrorists In Israel

Three Americans killed by Muslim terrorists in Israel, but Obama sent three officials to criminal Freddy Gray’s funeral. When Jews are killed in Israel, they have it coming, since Israel

Muslim Leader Consoles Jews Over Teen Killed In Terror Attack

The leader of the Muslim community in Sharon, Massachusetts, has reached out to the town’s Jews, expressing “great sadness” in the wake of a terror attack in Israel that killed Jewish community member Ezra Schwartz, 18. In a letter addressed to his “Jewish brothers and sisters,” Imam Abdul Rahman Ahmad said that he wished to [...]

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