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Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization with over 400,000 family members.

ARTICLES BY: Abraham Cooper


August 20, 2018 7:03 am
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We Must Fight Divisive Figures on the Right and the Left

There is no end in sight to worries over alleged Russian hacking -- past, present, and future -- into our elections. But there are others...

July 23, 2018 12:01 pm
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Facebook Must Get Rid of Holocaust Denial

Along with millions of other Facebook users, I am deeply disturbed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s misguided and hurtful refusal to remove blatantly antisemitic lies...

June 22, 2018 10:36 am
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America Lost Charles Krauthammer Just When We Needed Him Most

Fox News political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and New York Times best-selling author just scrape the surface in describing the life and career of Charles...

June 21, 2018 8:28 am
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Don’t Separate Families at the Border — but Don’t Expropriate the Holocaust Either

As an Orthodox rabbi, it is not for me to comment on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ invocation of the New Testament to justify separating children from...

April 12, 2018 9:34 am
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Jewish Survival: The True Story of the Holocaust

Maybe Simon Wiesenthal was wrong. Maybe the majority of survivors who stumbled out of the liberated death camps, and the few who were hidden by...

July 13, 2017 2:25 pm
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UNESCO Vote Rewards Palestinian Lies and Terrorists — and Endangers Peace

Even by UN standards, the actions taken at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow, Poland, was diplomatic theater at its most absurd. With Muslim and Christian...

July 6, 2017 2:46 pm
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We Must Call Out Activists’ Antisemitic Bigotry

A good litmus test for the strength of a society is how it perceives and treats its minorities. In the United States, there was no...

June 8, 2017 10:02 am
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Silicon Valley Must Boot Terrorists From Social Media

It looks as though ISIS’ shrinking Caliphate may actually come to an end in Iraq and Syria in the not too distant future. This is a welcome development,...

May 16, 2017 10:57 am
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In Search for Peace, Trump Should Tackle Hate Before Borders

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first foreign trip later this month, with stops that will include the Vatican, Saudi Arabia and the...

April 25, 2017 11:16 am
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Act on Syria to Remember the Holocaust

This year, Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) finds Jews deeply worried. Here in the United States, we’ve witnessed cemetery desecrations, little children evacuated from Jewish community...

February 6, 2017 7:45 am
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How Can We Overcome Baroness Jenny Tonge’s Antisemitism?

At the end of 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center released its annual list of global Top Ten Antisemitic and Anti-Israel incidents. Tragically, we could easily have posted...

January 29, 2016 5:20 am
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Holocaust Remembrance Day and Ban Ki-Moon’s Cowardly Act

Embedded in the DNA of the Jewish people there is a special gene; call it remembrance. From the time Moses first showed up at Pharaoh’s palace,...

November 23, 2015 7:01 am
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Will the Threat From ISIS End the Double Standard on Israel?

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche posited, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” Such moral...

October 2, 2015 5:17 am
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PA Leader Foments Religious War With Israel

I had the privilege of praying last week at Judaism’s holiest site -- the Western Wall --  on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. I wore my...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just Like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon Missile...

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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