Critics question credibility of Manhattan College’s pick, and a change in center’s focus as supporters come to her defense.
Manhattan College is revamping its Holocaust Center to include the further study of other genocides, as well as interfaith activities that would include Islam alongside Judaism and Christianity — the two religions that until now have been mostly alone at the core of Holocaust interfaith issues.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel and UNESCO have signed an agreement to promote Holocaust education and combat its denial.
The agreement signed Monday in Paris between Israel and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization commits to the establishment of a center within the organization devoted entirely to developing and promoting Holocaust education and combating its denial worldwide. The new center will function in accordance with resolutions adopted at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and UNESCO, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry.
In his new work, British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers a tough critique of Modern Orthodoxy.
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Asked once to distinguish between his office and that of his Israeli counterparts, British Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jacobovits responded that while he possessed “influence but no power” they possess “power but no influence.”