Hannah Rosenthal

Tim Boxer: Global Anti-Semitism Flourishing

06/19/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

As a child Hannah Rosenthal was quite aware of the Holocaust. It was a household word. Other families had large gatherings with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. You could count her family reunions on one hand.

That’s because 72 years ago, during Kristalnacht, her father, Rabbi Franz Rosenthal, and many of his congregants were sent to Buchenwald. Every other person in his family perished in Auschwitz. He alone survived.

He never knew the date his parents died so he’d say kaddish on their birthdays.

State Department’s Hannah Rosenthal and niece Faye Zemel at U.S. Holocaust Memorial benefit. Photo by Tim Boxer

Liberals’ D.C. Rally Features Rabbi, Diplomat, Shofar

10/05/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A Washington rally of liberal groups included a rabbi, a top Jewish diplomat and a shofar blower in its religious portion.

The One Nation rally organized by unions, environmental groups, gay rights groups and an array of other liberal organizations, drew tens of thousands Saturday to the National Mall.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow of Philadelphia's Shalom Center delivered a sermon, as did a Muslim and a Protestant cleric.

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