Mahatma Gandhi on Zionism and the Holocaust

by Dusty Sklar IT WAS my daughter-in-law, Nikki Pusin, who brought it to my attention, just as her father, Max Pusin, had brought it to hers years before — that the world-revered Gandhi had a puzzling relationship to the Holocaust. In 1947, interviewed by Louis Fischer, author of The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi said: […]

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Einstein for President

Albert Einstein and the Zionist Movement by Dusty Sklar ALBERT EINSTEIN’S relationship to Judaism, Jews, Zionism, and Israel was complicated. His parents were secular Jews, but they weren’t thrilled to see their son influenced by Catholic dogma at Munich’s Catholic elementary school, where he was the only Jewish child. They commissioned a distant relative to […]

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The Lost Legacy of Judah L. Magnes

A Key Advocate of Binationalism in Palestine/Israel by Jack Stuart THE NAME of Judah Magnes (July 5, 1877-October 27, 1948) is largely unknown today to most American Jews, let alone those outside of our community. Residents of the San Francisco Bay area may know Magnes in connection with the museum named in his honor in […]

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July 5: Rabbi Judah Magnes

Rabbi Judah Leon Magnes, a founder of the American Jewish Committee, a pacifist leader during World War I, and the first chancellor of the Hebrew University, was born in San Francisco on this date in 1877. Magnes was a major voice of Reform Judaism in the 20th century and the main organizer of the New […]

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