August 17, 1995 |
"I am a good Christian, and when I die, I will be up in heaven looking down at the Jews burning in hell, and I will be hearing the snap, crackle and pop. " An independent investigator has determined that an official of a Montgomery County school board did indeed make that stridently anti-Semitic remark to other school officials in June. Donna Mengel, vice chairman of the North Penn School Board, could not be reached for comment by the Daily News after the board yesterday released its investigator's report of the allegation against her. But a television station quoted Mengel denying, as she has all along, that she made the comment and saying she had no intention of resigning.
March 20, 2002 |
IDON'T believe Billy Graham really hates Jews. Nor do I believe that John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life and mental illness are currently on display in "A Beautiful Mind," is an anti-Semite. Consider the context, in both cases. For Graham, it was the '70s, and Henry Kissinger was probably the only Jewish person he had ever been with, up close and personal. Certainly, Kissinger must have been the first Jewish Republican that Graham had ever met. So I don't think that he consciously had any animus against Jews.
June 17, 1990 |
The anti-Semitic backlash aimed at students and parents who went to federal court to have prayer banned at two Chester County high school graduations has one West Chester rabbi "scared. " Rabbi Mac Portal of Kesher Israel said he "suspected incidents will happen, but I have prayed to God for everyone. " He called the anti-Semitic actions "thoughtless and insensitive. " Downingtown graduates Drew Brody, who is Jewish, and Jennifer Hohnstine, who is Presbyterian, each received anti-Semitic letters and telephone calls last week.
December 15, 1998 |
Irwin Resnick was the first person to welcome me to my new home when I moved to San Diego. And during the eight years we were next-door neighbors, we became friends. Though Irwin and his wife have moved away to a seniors community, I still get together with my former neighbor for an occasional round of golf. We must seem an unlikely pair. A "seventysomething" Jewish gent and a "thirtysomething" black guy. But much as our age gap has never been an issue for Irwin and me, neither has his religion or my race.
February 17, 1995 |
At first, Shulamit Shapiro simply concentrated on learning the tricky German syllables she would be singing with the Swarthmore College chorus on parents' weekend. Then she glanced at the English translation of St. John Passion, the baroque masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach. On page after page, Jews were renouncing Jesus and demanding His crucifixion. "After I read the text, my heart told me I could never utter those words," the sophomore religion major said. "I would never be able to live with myself as a Jew or as a person if I dared beautify this story.
December 11, 1993 |
The president of the union that represents Camden County sheriff's officers yesterday denounced picketing by off-duty officers outside the home of Freeholder Scott Goldberg during Hanukah this week. A group of sheriff's officers, toting bullhorns, gathered outside Goldberg's Haddonfield home Thursday to protest the freeholder board's decision to withhold money for their holiday bonuses because the department is over budget. During the protest, Goldberg said, the officers shouted remarks that he considered anti-Semitic.
August 10, 2000 |
The selection of Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential candidate has triggered an unprecedented stream of anti-Semitic messages on the Internet, Jewish and civil-rights watchdog groups said yesterday. "It has never been as active, it has never been on this scale, but that's mainly because the technology wasn't there," said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "The Internet has never been this big before. " In the relatively short time since Monday's reports that Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, would be Vice President Gore's running mate, extremist groups and individuals have flooded online chat rooms and message boards with disparaging religious references and conspiracy theories.
February 4, 1994 |
Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan renounced as "vile" and "malicious" the anti-Semitic remarks in New Jersey last fall of one of his lieutenants, but then mounted a blazing attack yesterday against a Jewish anti-bigotry group he said was trying to destroy his organization. At a packed news conference here, Farrakhan, the 62-year-old chief minister of the Nation of Islam, said he had rebuked and disciplined Khalid Abdul Muhammad for inflammatory comments made during a speech to students at Kean College in Union, N.J., on Nov. 29. Muhammad had attacked Jews, the Pope and homosexuals - and caused the Congressional Black Caucus, earlier this week, to back away from a tentative offer to collaborate with the Nation of Islam in combating violence in black urban ghettos.
October 22, 1992 |
With the government's popularity low and the economy sagging, a nasty, anti-Semitic tone has entered the highest levels of Hungarian politics, reminiscent of a frightening, not-too-distant past. "It is like Nazi politics, you know," said Erno Lazarovits, a 67-year-old Holocaust survivor. "You have to remember, when Hitler came to power people thought it was not serious. 'That painter, he will never be able to change the world,' they said. " It's a playwright who has people spooked here - Istvan Csurka, member of parliament, influential vice president of the ruling Hungarian Democratic Forum and executive editor of the party's newspaper.
October 23, 1995 |
In recent weeks, the outcry over anti-Semitic remarks attributed to North Penn School Director Donna Mengel has quieted somewhat. But Mengel's opponents hope that a demonstration set for Thursday will help turn up the volume and push voters to the polls to oust Mengel on Nov. 7. The Coalition for Tolerance in North Penn has told Lansdale officials to expect nearly 200 protesters to gather at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park before marching to the...