Elie Wiesel

16 Quotes That Will Give You an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Sometimes it's hard to show gratitude. These quotes should put you in a thankful mood.<p>This time of year is supposed to be a season of gratitude, but too often it becomes a time of nothing but stress. Some people need reminders of how to keep perspective, stay positive, and revel in life's joy.<p>Not …

Happiness

Sharansky’s debt of gratitude to Elie Wiesel

In a room filled with attendees from the former Soviet Union, it was Sharansky’s words about Wiesel that people came to hear.<p>Were it not for Elie …

European History

Why did this Muslim majority country put a Jewish congressman on a stamp?

Rep. Eliot Engel is featured on a Kosovo postage stamp in what may be a first. (Office of Eliot Engel)<p>WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eliot Engel has become …

Jewish Culture

Giving Thanks for Survivors

Looking at television this past year, I sobbed at the sight of Nazis on the streets of Charlottesville. I don’t remember crying over the terrible cancer diagnosis back in 2008. Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow and the pity of unrelated but …

Health

Districts Vow to Not "Lose One More Kid" to Opioids:Unlearning Hate in Your Classroom

These words were said to me weekly by an adult in my neighborhood as I walked to elementary school. <i>My "side" of the street?</i> I wondered. <i>And how could</i> …

Nelson Mandela

Interview: Why It’s Not Surprising That Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims

The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers.<p>Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and …

Harvey Weinstein

'George Shultz will be remembered as liberator of Soviet Jews'

More than three decades after his release from Soviet imprisonment, Natan Sharansky, the former refusenik and current Chairman of the Jewish Agency …

Israel

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Never Stop Learning

More than a decade of structured education gives us a blueprint to build a pretty good life. You’ve probably learned so many valuable things along …

Self-improvement

Why We Just Had Our Ninth Child - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

<b>What People Say</b><p>Esther and I were blessed with the birth of our ninth child just a few weeks ago. Here’s how some people greeted the news:<p><i>“How many</i> …

Opinion

Speaking at alma mater St. John's, GM executive extols ethical leadership

SHREWSBURY – Ken Barrett, recognized as one of the top senior diversity executives in the country, returned to his alma mater Wednesday night to talk …

Leadership

30 Years Later, ‘The Big Rally’ Is Little Remembered

Los Angeles — If it had been up to the leaders of the American Jewish establishment, the largest demonstration for a Jewish cause in U.S. history …

Jewish Culture

US Begins Distributing $770 Million To Madoff Victims

The U.S. Department of Justice began distributing $772.5 million in recovered funds to some 24,000 victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.<p>The sum, …

Jewish Culture

Pittsburgh Becoming Laboratory For Microgrid Technology

<b>Published on</b> November 13th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 13th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>There is a lot of talk about grid resiliency in the US these …

Energy

Veteran at York High: You bond with people different from you

Wes Becton decided to tell York High School students about his unlikely friendships with two other Army veterans.<p>He remembered his late friend, Abner …

Veterans Day

3D-Printed Fractal Solar Receivers From Sandia May Lead To Small-Scale CSP Facilities

<b>Published on</b> November 10th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 10th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar power is not a “one size fits all” proposition. What works …

Clean Energy

Enormous Solar Power Plant Proposal In UK Generates NIMBY Pushback

<b>Published on</b> November 10th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 10th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>An enormous solar power plant has been proposed for Cleve Hill in …

Energy

Louis C.K. Told Us Who He Was, But That Doesn’t Make It Better

The fact that C.K. spent years making self-aware jokes about men’s sexual aggression only makes the revelation of his own alleged behavior feel more like a personal betrayal.<p><b>In his 2013</b> HBO special <i>Oh My God</i>, Louis C.K. does a bit about how courageous straight people have to be to go on dates. “The …

Long-form Journalism

How fake news, hoaxes and humbug are about race

In August, PEN Center USA withdrew its prize nomination of John Smelcer’s young-adult novel “Stealing Indians,” citing concerns that Smelcer’s claims to be a member of the Ahtna tribe were fraudulent, and that his writing was, in the words of one critic, “rife with stereotypes and riddled with …

Books

A Running List of All the Dudes Accused of Sexual Misconduct Since Harvey Weinstein

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, hundreds of women and men have courageously shared their own tales of sexual misconduct. Here …

Entertainment

Flexible Rollup Solar Panels Bring Electricity To Remote British Island

<b>Published on</b> November 9th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 9th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Flat Holm island is an uninhabited rocky outcropping in the Bristol …

Clean Energy

Tesla Powers Up Nantucket With Grid Storage Installation

<b>Published on</b> November 9th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 9th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>There are thousands of islands around the world that have no access …

Chemical Engineering

A Month After Las Vegas: ‘And For The Sin Of Inaction…

<i>Note: This op-ed article was written before Sunday’s mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people, including</i> …

Jewish Culture

If all we can do about gun violence is scream, we should at least scream

When is enough, enough?<p>I have been asking myself this question in some form or another, for the past 30 years. "Surely," I say to myself, "this time …

Opinion

The Deep Confusion of the Post-Weinstein Moment

Last week, as the post-Weinstein revelations of sexual abuse and harassment rolled onward, the British defense minister, the right honorable Sir Michael Fallon, M.P., resigned his position over “inappropriate flirtation.” One might reasonably wonder whether that could be all there was to it; …

Opinion

A letter to Larry David about the Holocaust

The comedian's Holocaust jokes struck a chord.<p>Dear Larry, As a big fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I find you hilarious and entertaining. Pretty, …

Opinion

Why ‘Fake News’ as Word of the Year is Bad for Human Rights

Human rights activists around the world should be troubled by the decision of the Collins Dictionary to name “fake news” as its word of the year.<p>It’s …

Fake News

National Climate Report Finds Virtually ALL Global Temperature Rise Since 1950 Caused By Human Activity

The National Climate Report is an annual assessment mandated by Congress. This year's report has just been released and it contains this stunning …

Climate Change

Undocumented? Illegal? Alien? The fight over the words of immigration

During a court hearing over Philadelphia’s conduct as a sanctuary city, Justice Department lawyer Arjun Garg rarely veered from applying a two-word …

Immigration

A Personal Apology From Gary Rosenblatt

Last week, in an Editorial I wrote in these pages (“Elie Wiesel, All Too Human”), I sought to honor the voice and emotional pain of Jenny Listman, a …

Jewish Culture

New York A-List Honors Elie Wiesel, Oprah Winfrey at First-Ever Legacy Awards Gala

Last night Oprah Winfrey delivered a moving tribute to Elie Wiesel and victims of the Holocaust.<p>At the J.P. Morgan Library in Midtown Manhattan, the …