Jewish passengers on board a Belgian train were asked to get off at Auschwitz and “take a short shower” after fellow travelers reportedly hijacked the train’s PA system on a January 31 trip between Namur and Brussels. According to reports, one of the perpetrators announced
The Jewish people are time-tested “experts” when it comes to prejudice. Over millennia, we have experienced its many manifestations, from subtle to life threatening. Volumes have been written about why, but to simplify: Sometimes it was because our religion was different. Sometimes it was because
A Halloween Sneak Peek For Halloween, get a special preview of Moment’s November/December issue and read about dybbuks, spirits of the dead that haunt the living. The phenomenon of being overcome by an otherworldly spirit has a long history in Judaism. In the book of
Is satire educational or does it lead to a shallow understanding of current affairs? Does it weaken the power of news or replace it?
Has the state of American politics become so dire that we can only laugh (despairingly) about it?
by Natalie Buchbinder It’s tough to make a horrific event that happened over 70 years ago relevant to young people. It’s the struggle that Holocaust museums and March of the Living tours to concentration camps have attempted to address. A recent New York Times article
My mother, Ruth Epstein, now nearly 87, worked her way up from volunteer to executive director at our Jewish Community Center in Deal, New Jersey. A brilliant, intuitive woman with four children and two degrees, she founded the youth employment program, ran the older adult