| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:00 AM
It started with a single voice, Italian opera singer Lucia Amato singing a traditional Jewish folk melody while she was imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during World War II.
Ambrose Soehn, a student working at the ...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:15 AM
I truly hope Abe Foxman has a healthy and happy retirement. I only wish he'd put it off for awhile.
Like two decades or so.
Turn on the TV or look at the headlines, and you can immediately see why a voice like Foxman's is still desperately needed in a...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
It seems the world has not yet learned the hard lessons of the Holocaust. Although it has been 70 years since the end of Hitler's reign of terror, we still have far to go in our quest to eliminate intolerance and ethnic conflicts.
Current events in...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:22 PM
Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks.
Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Allan Chernoff, former CNN and CNBC senior correspondent, will speak at a community-wide fundraising event hosted by the Chabad of Boca Raton at the Chabad of West Boca Raton on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Chernoff will be speaking about "The Tailors of...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The horrors of the Holocaust will be remembered Thursday through Sunday with a concert, film screenings and an art exhibition in Las Vegas.
The Palazzo resort will host “The Last Survivor Weekend,” during which stories of the World War II...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Stories have power. They can bridge divides between strangers and make them feel as connected as kin.
On the couch in her Encino living room on a rainy December afternoon, Paula Lebovics is holding hands with Olga Burkhardt.
"She's my granddaughter,"...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Despite a lack of coverage in the media, I recently went on to YouTube to see why the video from Nicki Minaj titled "Only," was causing the Jewish community to be upset. I read an article explaining that a Holocaust survivor had come across the video...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:06 AM
On Monday, Sept. 8, an art exhibit based on the journal of a young Jewish French woman during the Holocaust will open at the Highland Park Public Library.
Titled 'Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life,' the exhibit originates from the Mémorial de la Shoah, the...