Formed on April 9, 1917 to unite American Jewry in the military during World War I, the Jewish Welfare Board is celebrating its centennial anniversary.
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After their liberation from the Nazis, my parents were reunited in a displaced persons camp. I was three when our family received visas to America.
January 27, 2005 marked the 60th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of Auschwitz. On that same day, the U.N. declared International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society spans two-and-a-half centuries of the Jewish experience in the New World.
Kristallnacht, which literally means “the night of broken glass,” occurred on the night of November 9, 1938; this date marked the beginning of the Holocaust.
As the global language of humanity, numbers have been integral to Jewish life, rituals, belief, and history from antiquity to today. At a new exhibit, more than 50 contemporary artists explore numbers and their symbolic meanings through a range of media.
Members of the alt-right, a politically conservative movement where white nationalists and anti-Semites have found a virtual home, developed a symbol to target Jews online.
A conversation with Rabbi David Ellenson, past president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, about the founder of the Reform Movement, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, on the anniversary of his birthday, March 29, 1819.
As part of a recent interfaith Holocaust memorial service, I delivered a sermon at the historic St. Giles Cathedral, the Mother Church of Scotland; I’m told I was the first rabbi ever to do so. I consider it more than a coincidence that the event took place on the 45th anniversary of my father’s death, a connection that is particularly stark because my father was a Holocaust survivor.
In this election year, we do well to remember the wisdom and vision of leaders like Washington, Lincoln, Madison, and Jefferson, whom we honor this month.