Podcast: ‘Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials’

The Tipping Point podcast is a weekly podcast about Israel produced by The Israel Project, a non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel. In Episode 101 — “Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials” – the moderator interviews two young Jewish Israelis (Eli Teplow and Batya Medved) about what the […]

Poland: Revisionism Triumphs Over Accuracy

Daniel Tilles, assistant professor of history at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, writing in Notes from Poland explains that Poland’s “controversial memory law is still in place, the Polish government’s historical narrative is stronger than ever, and Israel and the US appear to have accepted it.” The law in question was enacted in 2018 on […]

Deborah Lipstadt Criticizes Netanyahu’s Support of the Right in Hungary and Poland

Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of modern Jewish history at Emory University, warns in The Times of Israel that some Jews are in denial about a resurgence of anti-semitism. She notes that even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allies himself with right-wing anti-semitic leaders to serve his political objectives: Most sadly of all, Israel’s political leadership […]

Buzzfeed: ‘The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros’

Hannes Grassegger writing for Buzzfeed News asserts that two Jewish American political consultants launched an inaccurate and anti-Semitic attack on George Soros, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor. Grassegger is a Swiss economist and expert in information warfare best known for starting the Cambridge Analytica discussion. It’s a fascinating read. Source: How two Jewish American political consultants helped create the […]

Understanding Holocaust Remembrance Days

There are two main Holocaust Remembrance Days : Yom Hashoah, designated by Israel and International Holocaust Remembrance Day designated by the United Nations (UN). Yom Hashoah marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of Auschwitz. The United States has established the Days of Remembrance coinciding with Yom […]

History: The Study of Human Cultures

Israeli History Professor Yuval Noah Harari defines physics, chemistry, biology and history at the very beginning of his 464-page book called “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind“: ABOUT 13.5 BILLION YEARS AGO, MATTER, energy, time and space came into being in what is known as the Big Bang. The story of these fundamental features of […]

Audiobook: “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”

Yuval Noah Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But he’s no ordinary history professor. His current research focuses on big picture questions including: What’s the relationship between history and biology? Does history have a direction? Have people become happier over time? Harari does not tackle easy questions and always has something […]