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Medieval Basin Finally Identified As Jewish Ritual Bath

Archaeologists are finally uncovering the purpose of a massive cellar in Marseille, France, more than 20 years after its discovery. Following two weeks of intensive analysis, the local research team from the National Institute for Preventative Archeological Studies told a French news channel it’s likely a mikve, a ritual Jewish bath. “Every time I went […]

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Jerusalem liberated from the Turks a century ago

By Barry Shaw On December 11, 1917, General Edmund Allenby’s forces officially liberated Jerusalem. Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a comical farce of who received the surrender of the Holy City. The Turkish army and their German […]

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Holocaust survivor opens art museum in hometown Vilnius

Painter and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak on Monday opened a museum of his allegorical work inspired by Jewish history in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, more than half a century after he held his first exhibition as a nine-year-old inside its wartime ghetto. As a boy he was sent to live in the ghetto after the […]

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‘Anne Frank’ wins and breaks our hearts

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO–“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank In 1942, after being denied visas to the United States, the Frank family went into hiding in the Secret Annex, a tight, dingy storage attic above the pickling factory that Otto […]

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Jewish History, San Diego County, Tauber_Eric_George, Theatre, Film & Broadcast

Skeletons Found At Qumran Could Answer The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery

The caves near the Dead Sea have been a source of constant debate for a long time now. A 12th cave was discovered in September 2017, which was used to house the ancient documents. Now, there might be a scientific way to figure out who once occupied a settlement located near the caves where the […]

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Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum

Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, a minister said Friday. “The museum will be located in a building that had been used as a children’s hospital inside the ghetto and will be established […]

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Tales of internat’l intrigue in old Key West

The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969) by Arlo Haskell; Sand Paper Press; 2017; 170 pages plus notes, bibliography and index; $24.00. By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO – Arlo Haskell’s book on the Jews of Key West is unlike most other local histories in that it is fueled by […]

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Pro-Nazi posters discovered in university in Western Canada

Racist and pro-Nazi posters were discovered over the weekend at the University of British Columbia (UBC), local radio station CKNW reported. The posters were discovered at the school”s War Memorial Gym on Saturday. The gym is the site of UBC”s annual Remembrance Day events, and students and staff were scheduled to gather there for ceremonies. […]

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Secret Holocaust-era archive on display in Poland

Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust. Now part of the unparallelled archive has gone on display in its first permanent exhibition at the Polish capital’s Jewish Historical Institute. “This is the greatest Jewish treasure […]

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Prince Charles: Jewish immigration to blame for terrorism

The heir to the British throne blamed Jewish immigration to Israel for turmoil in the Middle East, and called on the US to confront the “Jewish lobby”, The Daily Mail reported Sunday. Charles, Prince of Wales, the present heir apparent to the crown, blamed Jewish immigration to Israel for Middle Eastern turmoil, writing to a […]

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The Balfour Declaration and the Problem of the Jews

By Jerry Klinger LONDON, England — The Royal Albert Hall in London is a magnificent concert and arts venue.  The foundation stone of the great hall, capable of seating over 5,700, was laid by Queen Victoria in 1867.  The Royal Albert Hall was built upon the land and home of William Wilberforce. Wilberforce, an Evangelical […]

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Indonesian museum removes Nazi-themed exhibit after outrage

An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday. De ARCA Statue Art Museum in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta drew swift condemnation from rights groups after details of the […]

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To honor WWII vet, seafaring Torah scroll to sail on new US Navy supercarrier

By Rich Tenorio As Americans give thanks to their military veterans, a unique Torah scroll aboard the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will honor one veteran in particular — and it’s the centerpiece in remembering 100 years of outreach efforts to Jewish servicemembers. On November 29, in Norfolk, Virginia, the JCC Association of North America […]

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Nazi Display At Indonesia Museum Sparks Outrage

A wax figure of Adolf Hitler at the De Mata Museum in Indonesia is attracting international backlash. The statue stands in front of a photograph of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Teenagers are reportedly taking gleeful selfies with the figurine, which the museum defended as a “fun” way to interact with photogenic displays. According to the […]

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