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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Jewish Museum
When the White House scribblers were putting the finishing touches on the State of the Union message, President Obama took a moment to commemorate memory. Monday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of Adolf Hitler's death camps.
Those marked by the Gestapo for death were doomed. Only in the rarest of circumstances was escape an option.
"Art" can smooth the rough edges of life, nurturing beauty and imagination and showing a different and provocative way of looking at the world, but artists — and museums and galleries that show their work — are sometimes surprised by the hostile reception their works provoke.
It hasn't been an easy year, decade or early century for organized religion. Books by atheists proliferate, some meaner than others. Fewer men and women attend church or synagogue services.
The Olympics have Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern games. The Paralympics have Sir Ludwig Guttmann.
Israel's national museum said Thursday that it has returned a painting to the estate of its creator, decades after the masterpiece was looted from a Jewish museum in Nazi Germany.