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  • Photo of Anne Frank’s ‘true love’ surfaces

    Reuters reports that a photograph of the boy with the “beautiful brown eyes” who Anne Frank described as her “one true love” is set to go on display in Amsterdam. The photo of Peter Schiff was donated to the Anne Frank museum by his former childhood friend Ernst Michaelis who realized after rereading Anne’s diary… More ▸

  • From skinhead to skullcap

    Anshel Pfeffer has a story in Ha’aretz about Pinchads Zlotosvsky, 32, a Polish skinhead who became a fervently Orthodox Jew after learning of his Jewish roots. The transition in Zlotosvsky’s life occurred after his mother told him she comes from a Jewish family. Her parents, she said, sent her to a monastery when she was… More ▸

  • The Academy Award for Chutzpah goes to … the Academy

    Okay, it’s true that I haven’t seen any of this year’s nominees for best foreign-language film. Maybe “The Counterfeiters” was the best of the bunch. Still, on principle, it bugs me: Israel finally has a great chance to win its first Oscar (for “Beaufort”) – and loses to an Austrian picture about the Holocaust!?! To… More ▸

  • Too many Jews at Nuremberg

    Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Chris Dodd recently wrote an op-ed for JTA pegged to the release of his new book, “Letter From Nuremberg,” a collection of correspondence from the time his father, Thomas, played a lead role in the prosecution of Nazi war criminals. In his JTA op-ed, Dodd argues that his father’s letters… More ▸