The Week In Rear View, March 23 Edition

The Week In Rear View is back, baby. Only spring break could stop me from delivering the goods, and by the goods, I mean Jews in the news. Mahmoud Abbas says that David Friedman is super lame: Not quite. The Palestinian Authority president actually called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog,” in reference to Friedman’s

Using Nazism’s Legacy to Train Young Professionals in Ethics

Ancient Rome’s Emperor Titus isn’t a name that comes up at Holocaust events. Yet on March 5th, at the Fellowships at Auschwitz Ethical Leadership Awards Gala (FASPE) held at Manhattan’s Espace, 92 year old Marian Turski, survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, two death marches, and Theresienstadt, used this first century Roman to illustrate

The Duck in the Long Johns

Ever hear of the epic poem “The Cat is a That”? I didn’t think so. I wrote it a few years back for a Jewish magazine catering to Hassidic/yeshivish folk, in order to address a common confusion of appropriate pronouns. It included the immortal lines: Continue reading “The Duck in the Long Johns” at… Powered

Waiting for the World to Change

“Keeping others waiting is the prerogative of the powerful,” quipped Roland Barthes. We spend a good part of our lives waiting. We wait in lines and in waiting rooms. We wait for news, for change, for avocados to ripen. Life feels, at times, like one inexorable wait. But all waiting is not the same. There

New Documentary Film Sheds Light on Hitler’s Hollywood

The Third Reich is unthinkable without its propaganda. And Nazi propaganda is unthinkable without its films. This is the premise of Hitler’s Hollywood, a new documentary on the German film industry under the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945, directed by Rüdiger Suchsland. The movie will be screened from April 11 through April 17 at

Showcase: January/February 2018

“Northern Hawk-Owl” By Tony Andersson “One day at the end of January in Uppsala, Sweden, I took a short trip to an area where I know a northern hawk-owl had decided to spend the winter months. This day, the winter sun was shining when I walked down by the river to look for the owl.

High-Flying Photo Ops Assignment Winner Andrew Thomas

Photo By Andrew Thomas Congratulations to Andrew Thomas for winning the recent High-Flying Photo Ops assignment1 Captured with a Phantom 4 Pro, Thomas describes the image: “A spectacular pod of 437 pelicans on a misty morning at Lake Burrumbeet, 20 minutes west of Ballarat, Australia. The pelicans showed little interest in the drone and were

Photo Of The Day By Kris Walkowski

Photo By Kris Walkowski Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Equinox Light” by Kris Walkowski. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “This beam of light shining straight onto Bridalveil Falls at sunset may be visible only during Spring Equinox, which takes place at the end of March, for only several days,” explains Walkowski. “I was very