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(On The Front Page) White House Holocaust Centers

I’m posting this image, not because of what it says directly about either Spicer or Trump but because of the visual power of the layout and what it says about the Holocaust as a tabloid object, positioned here as a … Continue reading

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On Not Teaching Night & Fog to University Students Who Don’t Have Time (For the Holocaust)

Something very strange happened in my American Judaism class this past week. At the start of the semester in relation to I forget what I got into an argument with my students (a good natured one I’d like to think) … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day (George Segal)

In general, not a huge fan of George Segal. But today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked by the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 27, 1945. It seems a good a day as any and ever to post … Continue reading

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“Mayne khaveyrim” (elie wiesel)

“One who says that he hears the footsteps of the Messiah hears only the steps of my old friends. Those who went into the pale night twenty years ago, and were engulfed in flames by the angels.” Elie Wiesel, “Mayne … Continue reading

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(Not) Remembering Elie Wiesel

About the late 1970s and early 1980s in Baltimore, I distinctly recall when it was I bought Hertzberg’s The Zionist Idea and the big A Treasury of Yiddish Stories. I remember quite clearly what it felt like reading the essays in Buber’s On … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel & His Critics (Israel & Palestine)

Some of the questioners are malicious, but certainly not all of them. For his critics it is hard to square the image of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor as witness against God and “man,” as apostle of universal morality with … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel & His Critics (Post-Holocaust Theology)

(Sighet after the deportation of the Jewish ghetto in 1944) With either impatient snark or without a shred of decency, self-defined iconoclasts are taking easy shots against Wiesel and his legacy in the instantaneous wake of his death. None of … Continue reading

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