Yad Vashem

Drinking In His Jewish Side

03/18/2010

During his childhood in Garden City, L.I., Tyler Barnet, grandson of Herbert L. Barnet, a former president of Pepsi-Cola, knew almost nothing about the company’s adherence to the Arab boycott.
 
Raised Catholic, Barnet, now 26, wasn’t taught about Israel or anything else Jewish.
 
“I grew up knowing there was some sort of anti-Israel boycott, but I didn’t know the details,” said Barnet, who spent this week touring Israel on a Birthright trip.
 

Tyler Barnet, grandson of Herbert L. Barnet, a former president of Pepsi-Cola.

FSU Shoah Names Sought

04/13/2007
Special to The Jewish Week

 An estimated two and a half million Jews were killed in the republics of the former Soviet Union during the Holocaust, over 40 percent of the total. Yet Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Museum, presently has less than half a million of their names in its database.

That’s why the museum has launched the Shoah Victims Names Recovery Project in the FSU. In late March, Boris Maftsir, manager of the project, held a series of meetings in the Russian-speaking Jewish communities of New York and Chicago to solicit evidence of lost loved ones to Yad Vashem.

Miep Gies And Saintliness

01/15/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

The question Roman Catholics throughout the world should be asking themselves this week is why there hasn’t been more talk about someday making Miep Gies a saint.

Miep Gies: Knighted by the Netherlands, honored by Yad Vashem, she offers the Catholic Church a true example of sainthood.

Millennium Mea Culpas

03/10/2000
Staff Writer
On the eve of Pope John Paul II’s historic trip to Israel, scheduled for March 20-26, the Vatican is offering the world several apologies for sins committed by Christians over the past 2,000 years, including its treatment of Jews. The “apologies” stem from a campaign by John Paul for a collective examination of conscience as the Church begins its third millennium. The Pope has made repentance and reconciliation a theme of this Holy Year observance.
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