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Howard Rotberg
By Howard Rotberg
Lawyer and writer
Howard Rotberg is a Canadian lawyer who authored the novel, The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author (Mantua Books- Canada only), and the book of essays, Second Generation Radical: The Struggle against the Second Holocaust. He also develops affordable rental housing for the working poor.
Articles in this column
Egypt: Freedom for Whom?
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
One has a natural sympathy for the Egyptian protestors who bemoan the lack of freedom in Egypt under Mubarek. But the question must be asked: Is there any significant movement in Egypt to accept responsibility for developing a political culture based on liberal freedoms and constitutional democracy? (Full Story)
TISHA B’AV 2009: Two Years Later, We Better Understand Obama’s Scandalous Award to Mary Robinson
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
Tisha B'Av, the Fast of the Ninth of the Jewish month of Av, is a Jewish day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which coincidentally have occurred on the ninth of Av. This year it falls from the evening of Monday August 8th to the evening of Tuesday August 9th.. (Full Story)
Obama and the Empowerment of the Intolerants
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
Few countries are altruistic and most seek power to accomplish their goals. Any evaluation of foreign policy under Obama must concentrate on whether his actions empower the good guys or the bad guys, and just who he considers to be good and bad. (Full Story)
Barack Hussein Obama in Indonesia: Re-writing History And Debasing “Tolerance”
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
Obama is at it again. First, he awarded America’s highest civilian award – the Medal of Freedom – to Mary Robinson who presided over the infamous Durban Conference of 2001, where Islamic countries were allowed to highjack a conference about racism into a hatefest against the one country in the Middle East (Israel) that has a functioning justice system protecting minority rights. (Full Story)
Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Armistice/Remembrance Day, 2010: Thinking about our Thanking, Spooking and Remembering
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
In a world where our Western values, that heritage of Judeo-Christian ethics, bequeathed to us by generations of our ancestors and accepted by both the American and Canadian constitutions, are increasingly under attack, it is perhaps worthwhile to review the Holidays taking place in October and November. (Full Story)
A Re-Evaluation of Holocaust Commemorations: The 10 Lessons That We Should Have Learned
By Howard Rotberg, Lawyer and writer
I suggest it is time for a re-evaluation of Holocaust Commemorations, Museums, and Education. We must re-consider what is the message we are trying to give, and re-consider the objective of our Holocaust teaching resources and the objective of our museums, ceremonies and other commemorations of the Holocaust (Full Story)

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