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Remembering Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald zt’l

January 28, 2016, by

Vos Iz Neias posted this article about the remarkable life of Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald zt’l: He earned letters of thanks from the White House, was the diplomatic representative for the South African Republic of Bophuthatswana in the United States, collaborated on projects with an Italian prince and successfully negotiated with the Lithuanian government to allow

Iran’s Top Ayatollah Denies the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2016, by

From the Forward: Iran’s supreme leader released a video on his official website questioning the authenticity of the Holocaust on the same day the world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The video titled “Are the Dark Ages Over” was uploaded to the website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday. The nearly 3-minute video begins with

Holocaust Victims Return to Auschwitz 71 Years Later

January 28, 2016, by

Newser has an amazing photo gallery of Holocaust victims returning to Auschwitz: Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II. The commemoration

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2016, by

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution on November 1, 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. On January 27, 1945, the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. For information about how UN member nations are remembering the Holocaust, click here.      

Stabbing victim Shlomit Krigman Laid to Rest

January 26, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, who sustained serious injuries during a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon Monday and died of her wounds Tuesday morning. Krigman was buried at Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery, in a plot near that of

Palestinian 13-year-old Attempts to Stab Civilian

January 25, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Palestinian teenager tried to stab a security guard at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Saturday morning, and was shot dead. The girl, 13, approached the entrance to Anatot, near Jerusalem, brandishing a knife, and attempted to stab the guard as he went to speak to her. There

ISIS Inspires Attacks on French Jews

January 25, 2016, by

From The New York Times: MARSEILLE, France — It was the heavy leather-bound volume of the Torah he was carrying that shielded Benjamin Amsellem from the machete blows. His attacker, a teenage fanatic who the police say was inspired by the Islamic State, was trying to decapitate Mr. Amsellem, a teacher at a local Jewish

German Jews No Longer Feel Safe

January 21, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: The spokesman for Hamburg’s Jewish community, Daniel Killy, said deteriorating security in Germany has led to a highly dangerous situation for Jews. “No, we are no longer safe here,” Killy told the news outlet tagesschau.de on Tuesday. He said the disintegration of state power, excesses of the extreme right-wing, the loss

Teen Palestinian Arrested for Murder of Dafna Meir

January 19, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A Palestinian minor suspected of stabbing and killing mother-of-six Dafna Meir at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel on Sunday evening was caught overnight Monday, security forces said. The suspect was arrested following “extensive operational and intelligence efforts” on the part of the IDF and the Shin

Dafna Meir, Mother of Six, Murdered in Otniel

January 18, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna Meir, 38, to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel Sunday evening. The attacker then fled the scene in the South Hebron Hills and remained at large. “An army force is pursuing the terrorist,” the IDF

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