Month: June 2018


Orthodox, Reform, Conservative Agree to Disapprove of Separating Migrant Families

By Jonathan McIntosh [CC BY 2.5 (], from Wikimedia Commons

The Orthodox Union (OU), the organization representing America’s Modern Orthodox community, signed onto a letter signed by another 26 Jewish organizations opposing the separation of migrants from their children. That makes it a rare case of Jewish harmony in which all three major branches of Judaism agree on an important issue. Hmmm. The issue in …


Austrian Chancellor Admits Austria’s Role in the Holocaust

Austrians welcome the Nazis to their country

During a visit to Jerusalem this week, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz admitted that his country had admitted only to victimhood during the Holocaust and not in its very pertinent role in the murder of 6 million Jews. Speaking to a gathering of the American Jewish Committee, Kurz was forthright: “To remember means also to admit …