After the murder of little Leiby Kletzky, one Orthodox group said Jews should consult a rabbi before reporting child abuse suspicions. Another said that stance could endanger kids.23
The Jewish Funds for Justice, a leading American Jewish organization focused on domestic economic and social policy, which recently merged with the Progressive Jewish Alliance, is losing three of its top executives just as it expands its public image and influence.
Even after the Norway massacre, anti-Muslim activists in the U.S. have no plans to tone down their rhetoric. Did their movement inspire suspected killer Anders Breivik?18
“I am not a person who scares easily, but of this scene I was scared,” said Gilles Paquet-Brenner, director of “Sarah’s Key,” during the interview at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo a few days before the film’s July 22 opening. He was referring to the film’s re-creation of the panic that ensued during the July 16, 1942 round-up by French Police of Jewish men, women and children who had been herded into Paris’s Velodrome d’Hiver (Vel’ d’Hiv’) sports stadium before being shipped off to their death.
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