Tag Archives: Holocaust

America and the Holocaust: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

As the producer and director of a PBS film on America’s response to the Holocaust some years ago, I was at first delighted to learn that Ken Burns has now likewise made a film for broadcast on PBS about how our country responded to the Nazi genocide. But some advance publicity for the broadcast raises questions as to whether his film will accurately portray key issues such as U.S. refugee policy and the failure to bomb Auschwitz.

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“The U.S. and the Holocaust” to Premiere September 18, 2022 on PBS

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THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The series will air September 18, 19 and 20, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

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Column: Whoopi’s Petty Distinctions

Silly sideshows dominate much of the news on Israel and other Jewish and general issues. So much so that keeping up with them amounts to “posing problems that would cross a rabbi’s eyes,” to quote Tevye as he croons “If I were a rich man” in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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Buddhist Jew’s Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust

Early on in Ellen Korman Mains’s compelling account of her spiritual journey as the child of survivors to make sense of the Holocaust, she observes the irony that one schooled by Buddhism to live in the present could make it her life’s work to grapple with demons of the past. Author talk at Boulder Book Store in January.

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Author, Dog Lover, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg Comes to Bonai Shalom

On April 26, Rabbi Marc Soloway's personal Rabbi, Jonathan Wittenberg will come to Bonai Shalom to speak about two books he has written, "Things My Dog Has Taught Me About Being A Better Human" and "My Dear Ones, One Family, and the Final Solution".

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#Jewish Lives Matter

My grandson was born in 2017, during quite extraordinary times --- and 100 years after his late great grandfather, about whom this book was written. The question arises… How can we prepare my grandson’s generation to deal with their century from how Harry Greissman and his “Greatest Generation” lived through their extraordinary century?

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Opinion: Worse than Kapos?

Rabbi Marc Soloway considers what it means today to be called "worse than kapos" for holding -- and expressing -- fairly mainstream opinions in the public market of ideas.

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