Following the surrender of Nazi Germany, a parade of SS officers testified before an international tribunal and described the details of their systematic plan to eradicate European Jewry. No story was more astonishing than the candid testimony of Rudolph Hoess, the commander of Auschwitz. He provided an international assembly of judges, reporters and witnesses the chilling details of how two million Jews had been murdered under his watchful eye.
The movie opens during the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. By October 31, 1940, the Nazis have forced all the Jewish residents to abandon their homes and move to the ghetto. The family has to sell its prized possession, the piano, for next to nothing.
Over the last decade and a half, my ministry with Jews for Jesus has focused on working with Jewish-Gentile couples.
Life is Beautiful, written, directed and starring Roberto Benigni (who won the Best Actor Oscar for this role), captures the power of love, family and imagination to conquer all.
Septembers of Shiraz is an adaptation of Dalia Sofer’s 2008 novel of the same name.
A February 21st article by Rachel Avraham, titled “Jews for Jesus Missionaries Support Pro-terror Palestinian Organization,” has been taken down by Jerusalem Online in response to a letter from Jews for Jesus’ lawyers.
(New York: Schocken Books, 1998) 289 pp. In his book, The Sunflower, renowned Jewish Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, recalls his encounter with a terminally ill Nazi officer. In doing so, Wiesenthal poses the moral dilemma of atonement and forgiveness. This subject has prompted debate amongst theologians, political and moral leaders and writers […]
The day before Purim is traditionally a fast day in remembrance of Haman’s plot to kill the Jews. Purim itself is supposed to be a happy occasion, celebrating the subsequent deliverance of the Jewish people from genocide during the days of King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther.
It was different for some Jews in March of 1942.
A recent controversial decision by the Israeli government will affect men and women who pray at the Western (Wailing) Wall
The Jews and Jesus… Christmas concerns. Jews and Jesus seem to live in two different worlds. They appear to be representing two different religions.
Is the made-up holiday Chrismukkah a good idea? Does it meet the needs of kids growing up in mixed marriage homes? The writer suggests there’s a better way.
The Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews released a comprehensive document on Catholic-Jewish relations on December 10 which calls on the Catholic Church to “neither conduct nor support any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews.”
In the wake of the tragic shooting in San Bernardino, literally thousands of articles have identified one of the victims, Nicholas Thalasinos. as a Messianic Jew…
It could have been me. Right there next to the bullet-ridden door and behind the police tape that now decorates what was once the Bataclan café.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea…” (Psalm 46). The Lord reminded me of these words when our cherished city was attacked.
There is a surprising “back story” behind the Pilgrims’ celebration of the first Thanksgiving in the New World.
A quick look at the American holiday Veterans Day and what it has to do with Yeshua of Nazareth. Is there common ground between the soldier who sacrifices his life to save his friends and Jesus’ death?
Jewish kids celebrate Halloween, but why? Is it just for the candy? And what would have happened if Halloween had become a Jewish holiday? It’s interesting to think about!
Attention Jewish animal devotees: would you like to have your dog, cat, hamster or parakeet blessed, synagogue-style? You can! In fact, you don’t even have to be physically present at the synagogue to receive said blessing.
Yes, I’m Jewish, but truthfully, for most of my early life I had no idea what Simchat Torah was…
Whether you’re Orthodox, a “High Holiday Jew,” a self-proclaimed “bad Jew,” “Jew-ish,” or just have a Jewish relative or friend, you might find this season a suitable time to reflect on some spiritual possibilities.
I recently learned that the meaning of the phrase “Put up or shut up” comes from boxing, when one fighter would challenge another and require him to put up money for a match or stop his fighting words. I’m guessing that’s the same origin for another expression, “Put your money where your mouth is.”
When you think of past High Holidays celebrations, what do you remember most? Chances are, it’s your stomach that possesses the best memory.
History is about to be made this summer. The Maccabi Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, will be hosted in Berlin.
Did you know that sweatworking is the newest trend for closing a sales deal? It’s no longer over a dry martini or a glass of wine. Now it’s working up a sweat at your favorite gym while giving your sales pitch to a client.