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Zichron Churban Europe 2013 Part I – R’ Yehoshua Brisk

 16.07.2013

Learn and network Chizuk Evening program for the 9 days. Remembering the holocaust – those that survived and those that didn’t. Connecting the future generations with the past On July 10, 2013 – Survivors R’ Yehoshua Brisk of Lakewood NJ and Abe Chapnick of Howell, NJ spoke about their experiences.

Zichron Churban Europe 2013 Part II – Mr. Abe Chapnick

 16.07.2013

Learn and network Chizuk Evening program for the 9 days. Remembering the holocaust – those that survived and those that didn’t. Connecting the future generations with the past On July 10, 2013 – Survivors R’ Yehoshua Brisk of Lakewood NJ and Abe Chapnick of Howell, NJ spoke about their experiences.

Gladstone and Disraeli: Clash of the Titans 1-6

05.05.2012

Huw Edwards presents a documentary examining the relationship between Victorian prime ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, whose bitter personal rivalry dominated British politics for 40 years.

Disraeli was a peacock with an elegant wit and an outsider who made it to the top, while Gladstone was an insider and a stern moralist who chopped down trees and saved fallen women, and the two of them drove each other onwards and changed the face of British politics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j0gfb

“Hannah Arendt” Revisits Fiery Debate over German-American Theorist’s Coverage of Eichmann Trial

05.03.2014

– As head of the Gestapo office for Jewish affairs, Adolf Eichmann organized transport systems which resulted in the deportation of millions of Jews to extermination camps across Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. Eichmann helped draft the letter ordering the Final Solution — the Nazi’s plan to exterminate the Jewish people in Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, Eichmann fled to Argentina, where he lived under a false identity until he was kidnapped by the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad, on May 11, 1960. He was flown to Israel and brought to trial in Jerusalem in April 1961. After being found guilty he was executed by hanging in 1962. One writer reporting on the trial was the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, the author of “The Origins of Totalitarianism” and “The Human Condition.” Arendt’s coverage of the trial for the New Yorker proved extremely controversial. She expressed shock that Eichmann was not a monster, or evil, but “terribly and terrifyingly normal.” Even more controversial was her assertion that the Jews participated in their own destruction through the collaboration of the Nazi-appointed Judenrat, or Jewish Councils, with the Third Reich. Arendt’s coverage of the Eichmann trial is chronicled in the 2013 film, “Hannah Arendt.” We air clips of the film and speak with the film’s star, Barbara Sukowa, who was awarded the Lola Award for Best Actress, the German equivalent of the Oscars, for her role. We are also joined by the film’s director, Margarethe von Trotta, one of Germany’s leading directors, who has won multiple awards over her 40-year career.

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This Day in Jewish History / A prolific scholar of Hebrew texts is born

The Oxford expert wrote about the Cairo geniza early on, but it was a Cambridge rival who brought the collection of ancient documents to Europe.

This Day, March 11, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

He respected learning, even when that learning was Jewish. In a dispute concerning the Talmud, Leo took the side of Johann Reuchlin one of the 

This Day, March 11, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

He respected learning, even when that learning was Jewish 1852: An article entitled “Benjamin Disraeli” published today described the various 
This Day, March 11, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
1513: Leo X elected Pope. Leo X succeeded Julius II, the Pope who paid for the painting of the Sistine Chapel. “To Martin Luther, Leo was the functioning head of a “kingdom of Antichrist.’” Even his admirers might say that Leo was more a man of the 
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