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97-year-old Holocaust survivor tells German children about the Holocaust

May 4, 2016, by

From YNet: Just before Holocaust Memorial Day, 97-year-old survivor Betty Bausch has again packed her suitcase and travelled to tell young Germans of the harm that their nation inflicted decades before they were born. In recent years, this has become her life’s work. Every time that Bausch finishes describing her family’s travails in the Holocaust

FBI Thwarts Plot Against Prominent Florida Jewish Center

May 4, 2016, by

From Fox News: A man’s planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday. James Medina is accused of trying to blow up the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during Passover services. Officials portrayed Medina as being anti-Semitic. “MEDINA explained

House Walls in Poland Found to be Made of Jewish Headstones

May 4, 2016, by

From Ynet: During a tour carried out last week, members of the volunteer organization Mi’ma’amakim, which aims to commemorate the Holocaust, were horrified to find that many houses in Poland were built using Jewish headstones. The finding was documented by soccer coach and Mi’ma’amakim President Avram Grant. According to the organization’s Chairman Johnny Daniels, the

England’s Labour Party Secretly Suspends 50 Members for Racist and Anti-Semitic Comments

May 3, 2016, by

From The Telegraph: Labour has secretly suspended 50 of its members over anti-Semitic and racist comments as officials struggle to cope with the crisis engulfing  the party. Senior sources reveal that Labour’s compliance unit has been swamped by the influx of hard-left supporters following Jeremy Corbyn’s election. The  suspensions that have been made public so far are said

The American Plot to Kill Hitler

April 20, 2016, by

Tablet Magazine has this amazing story about a failed plot by a group of Jewish American gangsters to kill Hitler: “In 1933, I was approached by someone respectable, a Jew not involved in any criminal activity, and asked for my help. He wanted me to contact some of my underworld pals in a plan to

An Empty Chair at the Seder

April 20, 2016, by

In this moving piece over at The Times of Israel, Howie Beigelman reflects about having a seder without his father who died last year. Last year, the seder – all of Pesach really – was a blur. We were hardly up from shloshim, the first thirty days of mourning, for my dad. He was on

Israel Finds New Tunnel from Gaza

April 20, 2016, by

From The New York Times: JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said on Monday that it had discovered and “neutralized” a tunnel running from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory for the first time since a cease-fire ended 50 days of fighting in thePalestinian coastal territory in the summer of 2014. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed

Massive Flooding Damages Houston Jewish Communities

April 20, 2016, by

From the JTA: Massive flooding has caused serious damage to the Jewish community of Houston for the second time in less than a year and just days before Passover. Dozens of homes in the Jewish neighborhoods of Meyerland and Willow Meadows reported significant flood damage as of Tuesday morning from the extremely heavy rainfall in

Jerusalem bus explodes in terror attack, injuring 21

April 18, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A bomb exploded on a bus in Jerusalem Monday afternoon, injuring over 20 people as it and other vehicles were engulfed in flames, and ratcheting up tensions in a city just recovering from a months-long wave of violence. Police and rescue officials confirmed 21 people were injured, two of them

How Did American Soldiers Celebrate Passover During WW2?

April 14, 2016, by

Marjorie Ingall of Tablet Magazine spent a day last year at The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History looking into how American soldiers celebrated Passover during WW2. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommè [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.”

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