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Fighting organized anti- Semitism on campuses

17 April 2015

By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel — Passover is one of the three pilgrimage festivals of Judaism. In ancient times, during the seven days of the holiday, Jews came to the Holy Temple to make sacrifices. Today, there is no Holy Temple, but Israelis and Jews from the Diaspora fill the city with thousands of […]

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Why we go from mourning to celebration

17 April 2015

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO — As I reviewed Parashat Sh’mini, images from the Shoah (the Holocaust) flashed in my mind. Parashat Sh’mini begins with instructions about the sacrifices Israelites made in the Mishkan in the desert and later the Temple in Jerusalem: “Fire came forth from before the Lord and consumed the burnt […]

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Jewish news briefs: April 17, 2015

17 April 2015

Obama condemns anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day (JNS.org) U.S. President Barack Obama condemned anti-Semitism in a message on Thursday to mark Israel’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as well as the international commemorations of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. “It is incumbent upon us to make real […]

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Days of mourning have punch in Israeli society

16 April 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — We’re in the midst of Israel’s secular holidays, that are arguably more profound in terms of popular sentiment than the principal religious holidays of Yom Kippur and Pesach. Thusday was day to remember the Holocaust. Together with next Wednesday–the day to remember fallen soldiers and victims of terror–these are the two […]

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Dramatic readings keep Shoah memory alive

16 April 2015

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO–Every time we hear a story from a survivor’s own lips, we are faced with the reality that the generation of survivors is passing into history.  This is why the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) has created Remembrance Readings compiling over 600 plays into their Holocaust Theater Catalog.  By staging […]

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Survivor believes he was saved to ‘tell the story’

16 April 2015

By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California– Lou Dunst, the renowned and beloved survivor of four Nazi death camps and two aborted gas chamber murders, remembers many things.  Of his innumerable escapes from certain death, he simply asserts: “Ha-Shem [God] made another miracle.” On one occasion, there was an unfathomable malfunction in the delivery of the Zyklon […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 16, 2015

16 April 2015

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─ Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for president by criticizing the President “for looking backwards” and having “forgotten that when America fails to lead, global chaos inevitably follows.”  To set an example of how he will break with the past and restore American power, he promised to invade Cuba. * Responding […]

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Thousands attend Shalom Sherki funeral

16 April 2015

By Anav Silverman and Matti Bernhardt JERUSALEM (Tazpit) –Thousands paid their respects to Shalom Yochai Sherki, 25, who succumbed on Thursday morning to grave injuries he received when a car that slammed into a bus stop that he was standing by on Wednesday night, April 15 on French Hill. Police in Jerusalem have indicated that […]

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SDJW editor tells new press release policy

16 April 2015

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO–“How come you didn’t run our press release?” Every editor has heard the question. But not every editor answers. Although we have more than 50 regular writers, we have only one person–me–who is editing San Diego Jewish World and posting the stories. All of us are volunteers. In that I […]

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Jewish news briefs: April 16, 2015

16 April 2015

On Yom HaShoah, Netanyahu compares Iran to Nazi Germany (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the current Iranian regime to Nazi Germany in his Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) speech on Wednesday night in Jerusalem. “Just as the Nazis aspired to crush civilization and to establish a ‘master race’ to replace it in controlling […]

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Political promises vs. realities in U.S., Israel

16 April 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — The two countries I know best are both immersed in political frenzy. In the United States it is the onset of the 2016 presidential campaign. In Israel it is sorting out the goodies and the claimants after last month’s election. Both are marked by hyperbolic claims and promises, which are not […]

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18 reasons he’s chai on Judaism

16 April 2015

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — I don’t often go in for listicles, but this one time I felt I would delve into the online meme, just to see where it might lead. Here, based on a lifetime of living in the midst of the Jewish mindset in the 20th and 21st centuries, are […]

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‘Superman’ vs. the Nazis in Holocaust play

15 April 2015

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — The 1930s clearly marked one of the bleakest periods in European history and more pointedly in Jewish history.  As Nazis gained momentum and attempted a mass extermination of this small segment of Europe’s population, two young men in Cleveland, dreamed up an antidote to the sense of impotence […]

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The rabbi and bishop teamed up as rescuers

15 April 2015

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit)– In the Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews who perished. A unique ceremony, the only one its kind held on Holocaust Remembrance Day […]

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