August 18, 2016, 12:00 am
In Dan Mariaschin’s lifetime in America, anti-Semitism, “one of the world’s oldest and most destructive social pathologies”, has morphed from social bigotry among mid-20th century blue bloods telling Jewish applicants their hotels and schools were off limits, to terrorism in the Muslim world.
August 31, 2015, 12:00 am
IN a poignant moment during the 32nd B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) Gandel Oration last Tuesday night, Rabbi Abraham Cooper asked all Holocaust survivors in the auditorium at St Kilda Town Hall to stand up to be honoured, and as elderly men and women rose to their feet, the hall broke into spontaneous applause.
July 31, 2013, 12:00 am
AUDIENCES in Sydney and Melbourne will have the chance to hear from one of world Jewry’s foremost defenders next month – US-based academic Professor Deborah Lipstadt (pictured), who famously defeated Holocaust denier David Irving in a British court when he sued her for libel in 1996.
October 16, 2012, 12:00 am
THE Israeli officer who was the architect of Operation Defensive Shield in 2002 at the height of the Second Intifada will speak about the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and its commitment to a moral code when he delivers this year’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) Gandel Oration in Melbourne and Sydney next week.
July 25, 2012, 10:03 am
THE 21st century has seen sweeping change, global crises and vast leaps in technology and access to information. How the Jewish people cope with these challenges will be tackled at the Anti-Defamation Commission’s (ADC) 2012 Gandel Oration, where keynote speaker Brigadier General Gal Hirsch (pictured) will consider what lies ahead for the Jews.