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USHMM exhibition focuses on collaboration, complicity in the Holocaust
BY Emily Minton
July 24, 2013

A new story-based exhibition is open at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, allowing visitors to explore and think about the concepts of collaboration and complicity of individuals during the Holocaust. Entitled “Some Were Neighbors,” the exhibition, which took nearly six years to complete and was underwritten in part by grants from the David Berg CONTINUE »

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BY Meredith Jacobs
July 23, 2013

If the composition of the American public in was in 2004 what it became in 2012, John Kerry would have been elected president. According to Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, it is projected that by 2050, 47 percent of the U.S will be white, 29 percent Latino, 13 percent black CONTINUE »

July 22, 2013

The total number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States fell by 14 percent in 2012, continuing a three-year trend of incremental declines, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued July 22. The ADL Audit reported a total of 927 anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. in 2012 including assaults, vandalism CONTINUE »

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Fingerhut to take over as president of Hillel
BY Suzanne Pollak
July 18, 2013

Former Ohio congressman Eric Fingerhut, who was chancellor of the board of regents for Ohio’s state’s public universities and colleges, is the new president of Hillel. Fingerhut was unanimously chosen by the board of directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life on July 14. He is expected to take the helm of the CONTINUE »

A plaque engraved with names of the 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew is mounted on a fence outside Station 7, their home base in Prescott, Ariz.
Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
BY Edmon J. Rodman
July 15, 2013

On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av we already know who — the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona. “This is as dark a day as I can remember,” Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement. Unknowingly, the governor connected me to the mood of the Ninth of CONTINUE »