The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow yesterday hosted its annual candle lighting ceremony honoring the millions who died in the Holocaust with the opening of a new interactive center, “The War and the Holocaust: Thoughts on the Past and the Future.” The opening was tim … [Read more...] about Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Opens New Center
Archives for January 2016
By Anshel Pfeffer Haaretz.com Leaders of European Jewish communities found it hard to hide their disbelieving smiles last week at the Kremlin. In a meeting with Vladimir Putin, organized by the European Jewish Congress, the Russian president, who appeared to be well apprised … [Read more...] about How did Putin’s Man become the President of European Jews?
By Jeremy Berkowitz During my winter break this year, instead of heading to the beach or planning a road trip, I made a change and pushed myself out of my comfort zone. I joined 100 other college students on a Jewish heritage trip to Poland run by MEOR, a nonprofit … [Read more...] about Finding Hope in the Horror of the Holocaust: A Student Photo Essay
By Shana Penn Until recently, Birkenau has been locked in shadows. Though it was the site where most Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, it was obscured and rendered inaccessible during Poland’s communist era. The new permanent exhibition being planned at the A … [Read more...] about Uncovering Birkenau – Reflections Upon the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
By Richard Wexler In its analysis of the "Trump phenomenon" last month, Time Magazine concluded, at least in part, that Trump was the logical end of the emergence of "disintermediation" in the political realm. This was the beginning of the end of the "middlemen" in political l … [Read more...] about The Disintermediation of the Federation Construct