The Darker Truth of “Shithole-Gate”?

by Dick Flacks   SOME PEOPLE are defining “Shithole-Gate” as a minor scandal involving a president’s use of an exceedingly vulgar epithet. That would, however, hardly count as a scandal; we assume that all his predecessors used profanity. Even the seemingly prudish Richard Nixon — we know from his tapes — was freely profane, particularly […]

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Antisemitic Faculty: What Is To Be Done?

by Steven Lubet   WHAT SHOULD BE done when a respected professor is discovered circulating vile antisemitic images on social media and endorsing profoundly anti-Jewish conspiracy theories? Should the administration impose sanctions? How should the broader academic community react?  These questions have arisen in recent years on campuses across the country, most recently in the cases […]

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The Alt-Right’s Antisemitism

by Dusty Sklar “Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortification of a false vision called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and independence which only a […]

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Lithuania’s Difficult History

A Journey Into Yiddish — and Into the Holocaust by Ellen Cassedy From the Autumn, 2014 issue of Jewish Currents A SOFT SUMMER RAIN was falling as a white-haired woman made her way to the microphone in the courtyard of Vilnius University in the capital of Lithuania. “Tayere talmidim!” she began. “Dear students!” I leaned […]

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December 24: The Stolen Sign

The London Times reported on this date in 2009 that a Swedish neo-Nazi and four Polish accomplices who had on December 18th stolen the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign (“Work Sets You Free”) from the gate to Auschwitz in Poland had intended to sell it for millions of dollars to finance an attack on the […]

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Analyzing Lithuanian Anti-Semitism

The ‘Double Genocide’ Theory Refuses to Quit by Geoff Vasil I became involved with the Jewish Museum Holocaust Exhibition in Lithuania, known as the “Green House,” when I read an article by Rachel Margolis, a veteran Jewish partisan, about the library that was housed in the wartime ghetto in Vilne As Rokhl Kafrissen described in […]

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