April 19, 2001

IBM Response Demanded

The revelations in my book "IBM and the Holocaust" sprang upon the world Feb. 12. The book documented IBM\’s strategic business and consultative alliance with Nazi Germany beginning from the first moment of the Hitler regime in 1933 and continuing right into the war.

Strike Anxiety

It\’s 3 a.m. and I\’m awake. Again.

Showing Strength

For those worried about the credibility of Israeli deterrence, the Israel Defense Force this week delivered an unmistakable message to Syria that it is willing to fight.

Wolpe’s Hurricane

Reality bites. So thousands of people in the Los Angeles Jewish community learned last week after Rabbi David Wolpe got up on his pulpit, opened his mouth and unleashed a storm.

Is There Truth in Archaeology?

Pack up your Passover dishes for good. The Exodus, according to some modern university scholars and liberal rabbis, never really happened. That\’s what the Los Angeles Times told us in great detail last week in a long article published at the end of the holiday. But the piece, while raising some important questions, skirts some of the most fundamental issues.

Faith in Exodus

During Passover and on Good Friday the Los Angeles Times published a front-page article titled \”Doubting the Story of Exodus.\”

Bush Ups the Ante — Cautiously

The Bush administration, this week facing its first critical Mideast crisis, is seeking a new formulation to enable it to play a role in keeping conflict from spreading without requiring intensive direct mediation.

Shape of Things

The media, Jewish or liberal — and frequently both — have been beside themselves with glee that so many Jews supported leftish Antonio Villaraigosa for mayor. Yet a review of the exit polls show that barely one in four actually cast ballots for the charismatic former Assembly speaker.

125 and Still Growing

This Sunday, HUC-JIR\’s Los Angeles school will celebrate the seminary\’s 125 years with a day of study, song, and partying.

Exploring the Inexplicable

It is only with tremendous effort that we can dissect the nature and components of the first systematic, industrialized, determined, ideologically inspired and directed effort to thoroughly eliminate a group of \”racially\” identified people.

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