Opinion

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Holocaust education is essential — but we have to reimagine it

Remembrance means little without education.

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I live among evangelicals, and admired them. Now I think a reckoning is due.

I have lived among evangelicals, and raised my family in their company. For decades, I have defended these good people.

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It takes a village to create a nation’s memory

Returning jews and local communities worked together to lead Germany toward historical reckoning

I witnessed Tahrir Square as an Israeli diplomat. 10 years later I’m still looking for peace.

Sometimes, simply being present to witness history is the most you can do.

The Haredi community is more than Heshy Tischler — let us tell our own stories

Tischler’s most significant impact might be that he has helped the people who want to paint our community with the broadest negative brush do so.

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