Samuel Norich


Why I Resigned From Claims Conference Board — And Why You Should Care

By Samuel Norich

Why I Resigned From Claims Conference Board — And Why You Should Care
The Claims Conference leadership refuses to admit its failings or allow honest debate. The reputation of the organization is at stake — and its ability to aid Holocaust survivors.Read More


Arthur Hertzberg: Rabbi, Activist, Communal Leader

By Samuel Norich

Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, who died this week at 84, had an enormous capacity for friendship and generosity. But at the heart of everything he did was an unbending moral standard that he applied to everything and everyone he knew.The sharpness of Hertzberg’s mind was legendary among his acolytes, among whom I was honored to count myself. His acuityRead More


Remembering Harold Ostroff, Who Saved Jewish Forward

By Samuel Norich

This week, the Forward family mourns the loss of Harold Ostroff, our longtime general manager and a giant in the worlds of affordable housing and Yiddish culture. In its 109-year history, the Forward has benefited from the work of a few geniuses and many talented, smart, devoted people. Yet, even among them,Read More






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