December 25, 2006
Re "Wiesenthal removed from LDS baptism list," Dec. 19 Simon Wiesenthal's name appeared on the Mormon Church's list for proxy baptisms. Well, the solution is simple: Develop a computer program that will not allow certain names to be added -- ever. Thousands, millions could be added quickly. Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Wiesenthal Center's founder and dean, said: "It is sacrilegious for the Mormon faith to desecrate his memory by suggesting that Jews on their own are not worthy enough to receive God's eternal blessing."
March 24, 1998
* FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: "Character," the Netherlands. * ART DIRECTION: Titanic, Peter Lamont (art direction) and Michael Ford (set decoration), * CINEMATOGRAPHY: Titanic, Russell Carpenter * COSTUME DESIGN: Titanic, Deborah L. Scott * DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The Long Way Home," Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank. * DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: "A Story of Healing," Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak. * FILM EDITING: Titanic, Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A.
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December 22, 1994
A 16-year-old boy believed to be a skinhead was arrested by sheriff's deputies Wednesday on suspicion of severely vandalizing a Jewish cemetery in Norwalk. Detective Richard Hiles of the Norwalk sheriff's station said at least $50,000 in damage was done to 39 of the 200 tombstones at the Chevra Kadisha Mortuary on Curtis & King Road. Several markers--inscribed with family names and Jewish symbols such as the Star of David--were found in piles of marble and granite.
December 14, 2001 |
The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Moriah Films continues its distinguished series of documentaries with "In Search of Peace Part One: 1948-1967," which chronicles the first half of Israel's existence. Written by Sir Martin Gilbert and the center's Rabbi Marvin Hier, and adapted by its director, Richard Trank, "In Search of Peace" unfolds in straightforward fashion, bringing clarity and a personal touch to a complex and turbulent era of history.
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September 1, 1988
According to a news story in The Times (Part I, Aug. 15) Republicans hoping to elect George Bush President are pitching hard for the Jewish vote with a "sleeper" plank in their convention platform, which opposes a Palestinian state and a U.N. resolution saying that Zionism is racism. The Mideast plank won immediate approval from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Tom Dine, its executive director, felt that this plank is the best ever on U.S.-Israel relations by either party.
May 14, 1988 |
A private meeting between the Rev. Jesse Jackson and prominent Los Angeles Jewish leaders, which appeared to be in doubt earlier this week, will take place as scheduled Wednesday, according to Rabbi Allen Freehling of the University Synagogue in Brentwood. The meeting will not be under the auspices of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, which was part of the negotiations with Jackson at one point.
June 4, 1986 |
The Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies said Tuesday that it has found that the French government learned of the full war record of former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim in 1979, long before his possible connection with war crimes became public knowledge.
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July 4, 1987
Within the next week, the Simon Wiesenthal Center hopes to distribute to its 362,000 members nationwide a petition calling on the Vatican to extend diplomatic recognition to the State of Israel, a spokesman for the Los Angeles-based organization said. The center is seeking "a noble deed" from the Vatican as a possible way to make amends for Pope John Paul II's granting of an audience to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim last week in the face of a worldwide Jewish outcry.