A Jewish family gathers in person and over video conferencing for Passover celebrations in 2020.
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As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
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Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
Crowds carrying hate symbols as they stormed the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.
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The crowds that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 were not just engaged in an effort to support Trump. The symbols they carried were of an extreme form of anti-Semitism.
Photographs of Jewish families at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC.
Many young people learn about the Holocaust in school, but their knowledge and understanding of the subject can be limited and based on inaccuracies and misconceptions.
Mary Ann Mendoza was pulled as a speaker at the RNC after tweeting a link to an anti-Semitic thread.
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A would-be speaker at the Republican National Convention was yanked for encouraging people to read up on a hoax that has long been discredited but refuses to die.
An operation taking place in 1941 on South Side of Chicago.
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The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus 'science' of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Weekend in the Islamic world usually means Friday and Saturday.
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For many people, the standard weekend is Saturday and Sunday. That's not true for Muslims in some Islamic nations.
President Donald Trump congratulates newly naturalized citizens via a recorded message at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office.
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During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s 'likely to become a public charge' clause kept them out.
A wall-size image at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum that shows Jewish prisoners marching. The Nazis killed prisoners during these marches.
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar of mass atrocities explains the power of Holocaust images and why these images, despite critiques, 'humanize suffering' rather than 'dehumanize victims.'
The Jewish ritual of bar mitzvah. which marks a 13-year-old young man’s assumption of religious and legal obligations under Jewish law.
The Jewish coming-of-age ritual of bar mitzvah evolved to its current form during the time of Enlightenment, when Jewish families feared losing their traditions.
A still from the 1946 classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’
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Holiday movies offer us a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to our lives as they are. In that way, the annual act of viewing them is like a religious ritual.
Vice President Mike Pence joins military officers and a chaplain on Aug. 23, 2019 in a prayer for two Army men who died during operations in Afghanistan.
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When the US entered World War I in 1917, military chaplains catered to majority white and Christian soldiers. Today the armed forces recognize over 200 denominations and religious groups.
A looted Jewish shop in Aachen, Germany on the day after Kristallnacht, Nov. 10, 1938.
Wolf Gruner and Armin Nolzen (eds.). 'Bürokratien: Initiative und Effizienz,' Berlin, 2001.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashana is one of the holiday’s many traditions.
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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are quintessentially Jewish holidays, but an ethicist argues that their values around becoming a better human being, transcend any one religion.
Pope Francis at the Monument Mary Queen of Peace, in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sept. 9, 2019.
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Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa gave an interview to Israel’s Channel 13 in June – a first.
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With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?
President Trump recently pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the entry of two congresswomen to Israel.
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President Trump has said American Jews loyal to Israel should support the Republican Party. A scholar explains the historical tensions embedded in the anti-Semitic trope.
“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet. And who will not become a public charge,” said Acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli.
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During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
At a 2016 Trump rally, a man holds up a sign, ‘Islamophobia is not the answer.’
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Crime related to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have shown an increase in recent years. An expert explains that American antagonism toward Islamic and Jewish traditions goes back nearly 500 years
Adolf Hitler (second from the right in front) is shown in this 1939 file photo along with German and Italian army chiefs after having signed the German-Italian military pact in Germany.
A scholar's efforts to learn how textbooks in New Jersey were portraying the Holocaust leads her to testify against a history teacher who taught his students to question if the Holocaust took place.