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First Farsi Holocaust text connects Iranians to Jewish history

November 1, 2012

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On October 14, I was privileged to be a student delegate at 30 Years After’s 3rd Biennial Conference. 30 Years After is the civic and political voice of America’s Iranian Jews, the first and only organization of its kind. The group seeks to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Iranian Jewish community through civic action conferences, […]

‘Outfitters’ of outrage: Urban Outfitters sells ‘Holocaust t-shirt’ and offends

September 13, 2012

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Popular retailer Urban Outfitters is known for catering to the so-called ‘hipster’ culture, and it does so by incorporating influences from past decades into their vintage, bohemian, and retro clothing lines. According to the company’s website, Urban Outfitters’ “established ability to…connect with [customers] on an emotional level is the reason for [its] success.” One particular […]

זכור פן תשכח: Commemorating Kristallnacht 73 Years Later

November 9, 2011

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On the night of November 9, 1938, Jewish homes, synagogues, shops, and towns all across Nazi Germany and Austria were targeted in a brutal campaign of antisemitic orchestrated violence and vandalism.  Tonight marks the 73rd anniversary of these grisly events. As the mob violence broke out, the German police and crowds of spectators stood idly […]