Survivor?s Backpack: Boris Kacel of Skokie, Ill., had this backpack when he escaped from Buchenwald. He donated the pack to the new Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

When the Last Survivor Is Gone

Two years ago, an MBA student whom I mentored wrote her thesis on how major Holocaust organizations were planning to deal with the inevitable — the fact that soon, all too soon, there would be no survivors.

Eger: Rabbi Denise Eger will lead Southern California?s board of rabbis.

Leading Combatant in Gay Marriage Fight To Head Southern California Rabbis

When Denise Eger assumes the leadership of this region’s local rabbinic association, she’ll be making history — twice over.


Government Grant Helps California Synagogues Find Eternal Sunshine of the Holy Kind

In 1897, two New York policemen disrupted a public ceremony marking the Blessing of the Sun and dragged a rabbi down to court for failing to have a permit. More than a century later, on the opposite coast, government officials are not only giving a similar ceremony their blessing — they are also putting money behind a new environmental program in its honor.


Egypt’s Escalating War on Hezbollah

After months of relative passivity, Egypt effectively declared war in mid-April on Iranian-backed terrorist groups operating in its backyard, executing an unprecedented wave of arrests of alleged terrorists, smugglers and arms-makers linked to Hezbollah and Hamas.

Remake: The first German staging of Mel Brooks?s ?The Producers? will debut in Berlin next month.

Mel Brooks’s ‘Nazis’ March On Berlin

A Berlin theater that once housed a special viewing box for Hitler is getting ready to mock the Nazi dictator with the first German staging of “The Producers.”