The Truth About Colonel Klink: When America’s Favorite Comedy Nazi Commandant Was Played by a Jewish Refugee

Imagine achieving fame as an actor playing Nazis in America – thirty years after fleeing the Nazis to America. In our dour politically correct culture, which takes comedy too seriously, it sounds like a particularly excruciating form of hell. Werner Klemperer, born in Cologne in 1920, built his career playing Continue Reading…

COWARDICE

I propose a spelling change for the current prime minister’s English nickname. Just as Benjamin Netanyahu’s abandonment of the Western Wall compromise and rejection of fairer, more open conversion policies put a mark of Cain on the majority of Jews who are not haredim (ultra-Orthodox), he should be singled out Continue Reading…

BRING JUDAISM AND FREEDOM INTO THE ETERNAL FOURTH DIMENSION

Two seemingly disconnected news items this week illustrate the contrasting realities defining American Jewry and Israeli Jewry. In New York, rabbis from the post-denominational congregation B’nai Jeshrun announced they would perform intermarriages. Reaction seems quite muted. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, Prof. Asa Kasher’s proposed Academic Code of Ethics discouraging professors from Continue Reading…