| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain.
Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler.
"This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Here's an assignment: Do some research on the topic of President John F. Kennedy and write a paper on whether he existed or not, with evidence from both sides.
Can't be done? You're right. Kennedy's tenure as president is simply a fact. It can't be...
| May 9, 2014
The damage inflicted on 2,000 eighth-graders in Rialto who were told to weigh the historical validity of the Holocaust is done ("Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment," May 7). Oyuky Barragan, a student who spoke at the emergency...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:51 AM
In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier.
None of it...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people.
After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
| Apr 27, 2014
In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square,...
| Jan 28, 2014
While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Here are a few of the latest developments:
Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro (nearly $7 billion USD) airport:...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years.
A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world.
So it was at...
| Mar 9, 2014
I expect better from Hillary Clinton.
She is someone I respect a lot. Actually, if they made a life size Fathead of Hillary Clinton, I would put it up on my wall, but that's another story.
Anyway, the Fathead might have to be smaller, because the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...