Sunday, April 23, 2023

"This country felt different."


"A generation ago, before I became a rabbi, Jewish communities did not expect or plan for synagogue attacks, assaults against Jews walking down the street, or swastikas painted on local playgrounds. When they happened, the events were outliers, aberrations. My great-grandparents who fled pogroms in Europe may have expected that, but this country felt different. 

Now we too have come to anticipate violence and hate. The fear of these potential threats has become a mainstay within the psyche of modern American Jewish life. It is exhausting."

Yes, being hated and lied about is exhausting. 

Rabbi Marc Katz of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield NJ which was recently attacked with a Molotov cocktail. 

Source: New York Times

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Israeli Student Holocaust Trips to Poland: Controversial New Agreement

You can read the full article at Haaretz here . The screencaps below are out of order and I don't have time to fix them. Thanks to Jerzy for sending this in. 

Monday, April 3, 2023

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin Blocks Poet John Guzlowski, Son of a Buchenwald Survivor and a Slave Laborer

 Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, the Bluegrass Rabbi, has been tweeting anti-Polish hate propaganda. See previous posts. 

Author and scholar John Guzlowski's father was in Buchenwald, and his mother was a Nazi slave laborer. Family members were tortured and murdered by Nazis and Ukrainians. 

Rabbi Litvin accused Poles of "hosting" concentration camps. This is false. John hoped to offer Rabbi Litvin an education. 

John tweeted, "6 million Poles were killed by the Germans. Half were Jews. Half were Catholics. This information is from the USHMM.

To say Poles were collaborating with Nazis is fake history.

My father, a Catholic, spent 4 years in Buchenwald. Two of my Polish aunts died in Auschwitz."

Rabbi Litvin blocked John. 

Otto Gross also responded. His tweet is screen-capped below. 

I phoned Rabbi Litvin and got an answering machine. I left a message and I sent him a couple of messages via Facebook. I received no reply. 

You can access John's publications via Amazon

Sunday, April 2, 2023

More Hate and Lies from Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, Bluegrass Rabbi: Poles "Hosted" Concentration Camps

As you can see from his twitter page, Rabbi Litvin holds distinguished positions. One must assume that he speaks for many others who believe as he does, and that he indoctrinates young people in hate and revisionist history.