Ground Zero

ADL Supports Inclusion of WTC Cross In 9/11 Memorial

09/11/2011

The Anti-Defamation League said it supports the inclusion of the World Trade Center Cross in the permanent memorial to 9/11 victims at Ground Zero.

The cross-shaped steel beams were found in the rubble at the site of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks and were moved last month to a permanent location in the 8-square-acre memorial.

Drawn To Ground Zero

Every New Yorker has a 9/11 story, and mine is rather unremarkable.

I was driving my kids to school and turned on the usual pop radio station, but there was no music. A plane had struck the World Trade Center. By the time I dropped off my son Zack at school, the second plane had struck. By the time I dropped off my youngest, Jacob, then barely a year old, at my in-laws, the first tower fell. By the time I reached Yeshiva Of Flatbush to drop my daughter off, the world was in full-blown terror-attack panic.

The last remnant of the twin towers, one week after 9/11.

Grant Request Revives Mosque Controversy

Application for $5 million from federal fund decried as affront by critics, but board member says it will be decided strictly by grant criteria
Jewish groups mostly silent on issue.

11/23/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

News that the organization planning an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero has applied for $5 million in federal recovery funds for programming has reawakened a controversy that largely fell silent months ago.

Pamela Geller, left, and LMDC board member Julie Menin.

The Mosque Near Ground Zero: No Choice But to Build

09/16/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

This sermon was delivered in my synagogue in Forest Hills on Shabbat Shuvah, September 11, just last week.  It was the first time I addressed the proposed construction of the mosque/community center near Ground Zero from the pulpit, and obviously, because it was September 11 and the day after Rosh Hashanah, it carried great emotional weight.  I wanted to share it with all of you…

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

ADL, AJC Weigh In On Ground Zero Mosque (Updated)

08/02/2010

The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement Friday against the building of a mosque near the World Trade Center memorial site. And on Monday, the American Jewish Committee entered the fray as well, saying the Cordoba Initiative's $100 million cultural center on Park Place "has “has a right to be built.” But the organization urged the founders of the center to "urgently address concerns about funding and support for terrorism."

A Mosque Near Ground Zero

07/27/2010
Editorial

 The increasingly heated debate over the propriety of permitting an Islamic center to be built a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan, ostensibly not a Jewish issue, should sound familiar to the Jewish community. It seems to parallel the debate about a Catholic convent that was opened near Auschwitz nearly three decades ago.

Mosque Wars Hit New York Governor’s Race

07/13/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

 The controversy over construction of a cultural center that includes a mosque near Ground Zero has emerged as an attack point for GOP underdog Rick Lazio in his race for governor against Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Is Rick Lazio, left, playing the Muslim card?
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