31 March 2020 - 7 Nisan 5780 - ז' ניסן ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Deborah Lipstadt stands for the defense of truth and history Print E-mail

Deborah Lipstadt has stood up in court in defense of history and truth. She has experienced what she explains to be the “world of difference between reading about anti-Semitism and hearing it up close and personal.”

Just days before meeting with Deborah Lipstadt, the latest scandal in junk memoirs broke that went to the core of the very issue that Deborah Lipstadt has gained international recognition for – the fight to save the integrity of history and historical record. While there has already been far too much attention given to Misha Defonseca (Monique De Wael) and her preposterous saga, this is exactly the type of incident that keeps historians, like Deborah Lipstadt fighting for the defense of truth and history.

Rabbi Marvin Tokayer - rediscovering Jewish history in Asia Print E-mail

Rabbi Marvin Tokayer continues to travel on unknown roads that reveal the history of our people in Asia. He has traveled many miles from his birthplace in Brooklyn, New York, from West to East and back again countless times on the most unusual journey.

Following his study at the Jewish Theological Seminary of American and his Orthodox Rabbinic ordination in 1962, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as he was informed that, unlike the draftees, he would be able to choose his base. So Europe he chose and to Japan he was sent.

Simon Wiesenthal (1908- 2005) and his legacy Print E-mail

It was November of 1979 and I missed my opportunity to interview Simon Wiesenthal in the comfort of my own home. It was not that I was late. He was rather too early for me. I was seven and at the time unable to appreciate the significance of our dinner guest.

My parents, Howard & Joan Cohen, were co-chairpersons of the NJ Jewish Federation of Northern Middlesex County's Young Leadership Council. They saved the many letters they received from people touched by the experience of merely hearing him speak in a packed auditorium on November 4, 1979.

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