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Genizah treasures to go on exhibit

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (Press Release)– Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – will go on display in Cambridge this week for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library. Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo opens to the public on […]

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Warsaw’s secret diaries recalled at Yom HaShoah

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel LA JOLLA, California — This year’s San Diego Yom HaShoah presented one of the finest programs I have experienced in many years since arriving in San Diego almost eight years ago. The musical selections were excellent; the theme of the program was “Memory and Morality” and featured Roberta Grossman, who is […]

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Shtetls, ghettos, Jewish state: Nothing’s changed

By Barry Shaw NETANYA, Israel — Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century. From the pogroms of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity. Jews confined to their Russian shtetls suffered the murders and horrors of Jew haters. Polish Jews were […]

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Yad Vashem seeks names of Holocaust victims

JERUSALEM (Press Release) — As Israel marks Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, calls on the public to submit the names of family members and friends who were murdered during the Holocaust, and to provide survivor testimony about their experiences from this period. To date, Yad Vashem’s Shoah Victims’ […]

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Judea and Samaria: A promise fulfilled

By Steve Kramer ALFEI MENASHE, Israel — For thousands of years the Jewish people remembered Zion and God’s promise that that they would eventually return to their homeland there (Genesis 15:18). Whether one believes the Bible or not, it is an uncontested fact that Jews have prayed for the return to Jerusalem for millennia: By […]

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Who will tell their stories? “We will!” students answer

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – One of the nightmarish questions we Jews ask ourselves is “After all the Holocaust survivors have passed on, who will tell their stories?” Following a Havdalah service on Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, a group of pre-teens and teens affirmed in unison: “When they are gone, we […]

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Keep Quiet: The Jewish anti-Semite

Sheldon Kirshner Csanad Szegedi was an antisemite before becoming a Jew. A leader of Hungary’s extreme right-wing Jobbik Party, and the founder of the fascist-style Hungarian Guard militia, he was one of the rising stars of the political scene in Hungary. And then it all came crashing down after he was “outed” as a Jew, […]

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Why everyone should observe Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

As a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, April 24 is a day of great importance to me. Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is a time when people from around the world recognize and mourn the more than 1.5 million Armenians who were savagely and systematically exterminated at the hands of the Young Turks during World War […]

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Kindertransport child tells of life

LOS ANGELES (Press Release)  – Ruth Moll was the second of three girls from a middle-class family in Stuttgart, Germany, during the 1930s. Her older sister, Hannah, was the “bossy” one as Ruth, now 89, put it recently, breaking into a wry smile. Her younger sister, Ellen, was “very bright.” And Ruth, in the particular […]

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A new generation learns The Partisan Song

By Tali Feinberg Reprinted from the Cape Jewish Chronicle CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Every year on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust survivors and Jewish communities sing the song Zog Nit Keynmol (‘We are Still Here’), known as the Partisan Song. However, the Yiddish lyrics and decline of survivors means that the song is being lost to […]

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Israeli school finds Nazi screensaver on computers

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, cops probe how memes of Hitler, concentration camps appeared on Petah Tikva school’s network By Times of Israel staff Illustrative image of school computers (shironosov /iStock by Getty Images) Police are investigating how Nazi images appeared as screensavers on computers in a school in the central Israel city of Petah […]

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Science confirms the incredible story of Lithuania’s Holocaust escape tunnel

Every year, the survivors gathered on the last night of Passover to tell the story of their own miraculous escape from bondage to freedom. Their story doesn’t take place in the desert of Egypt but in the killing pits of Lithuania. Shortly after the Nazis invaded Lithuania in June 1941, they started bringing groups of […]

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U.S. should close PLO office in Washington D.C.

  By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — British exchange student Hannah Bladon was stabbed to death on a Jerusalem light rail train last Friday. Her murderer was identified as an East Jerusalem resident who had previously been convicted of molesting his daughter and had tried to commit suicide. Failing at that, he apparently opted for […]

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State Dept. to recall Sugihara legacy April 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) –Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah in Hebrew – marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, Yom HaShoah will be observed in the United States on April 24, which corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. On April 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m., the […]

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