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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • In Theory: Does God answer simple questions?

    A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Tourism cliches good and bad

    Tourism cliches good and bad
    There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
  • A portrait of Roman Polanski at 80

    No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
  • Concerts, films, art to examine bigotry and the price of silence in Kristallnacht series

     Concerts, films, art to examine bigotry and the price of silence in Kristallnacht series
    Art, music and film will be used to speak against oppression, bullying and turning a blind eye to discrimination in a series of Central Florida events this fall. Notable cultural groups such as the Bach Festival Society, Enzian Theater and the Cornell...
  • Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood

    Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966 This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
  • President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
    THE PRESIDENT:  To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.   Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a...
  • Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop

    Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop
    Unlike places such as Montana or Texas with their never-ending skies and wide-open plains, Maryland rewards those who stop and take a closer look. It's a state where views may be best appreciated at the level of an extravagantly petaled flower or detailed...
  • A brisket slice of life going away

    A brisket slice of life going away
    On the day before the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana, a dozen or more customers will queue up in the parking lot of Northbrook's Elegance in Meats at opening time, not to pick up tickets or win giveaways, but to have a cooked hunk of meat sliced....
  • Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?

    WASHINGTON – Could the Jewish New Year herald a fresh start in Iran? Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was known for incendiary anti-Semitic comments, questioning whether the Holocaust was “a real event” and once...