By Ann Levin
A Crisis of Conscience: Gideon Shimoni on South African Jewry During Apartheid
The last thing you might expect at a scholarly lecture on the Jewish experience in apartheid South Africa is suspense. But there it was. Gideon Shimoni, a professor emeritus at The Hebrew University and the author of “Community and Conscience: The Jews in Apartheid South Africa,” spoke at New York’s Jewish Museum on May 13…
Life and Times of ‘a Jewish Saint’
When Joe Lieberman’s 2000 vice presidential bid raised prospects of a Jew in the White House, some American Jews could have been forgiven for thinking they’d been there, done that. For 100 years earlier came a president they had already embraced as one of their own: Abraham Lincoln. The special bond that Jews feel for…
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