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New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him ...
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Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem
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Jun 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem to protest a Supreme Court order to integrate Ashkenazi and Sephardi girls in a West Bank school. Thousands more rallied ...
American Jewish groups want Turkish relief group designated as terrorist organization
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish groups are calling on the State Department to designate a Turkish relief group, a main organizer of last month’s Gaza flotilla, as a terrorist organization. In a letter to U.S. Secr...
Yoffie, longtime leader of the Reform movement, will step down in two years
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The longtime leader of the Reform synagogue movement, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, announced that he will be stepping down in two years. Yoffie, 63, president of the Union for Reform Judaism for the past 14 ...
Yeshiva students arrested in connection with Bedouin mosque vandalism
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Four 18-year-old yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Bedouin mosque. The teens, who study at a yeshiva in the nearby Kfar Hasidim, were arrested Wednesday evening, ...
Nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 43 countries have agreed on nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The rules were presented Wednesday in Prague by Czech Prime Minister Jan ...
Upper St. Clair school district sees recent anti-Semitism spike
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
While Upper St. Clair school district administrators have been addressing some recent incidents of anti-Semitic activity within their schools, some parents believe that not enough is being done to ...
Caregiver Champions spread their support
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Penny Mateer knows a thing or two about caring for others. For three years, she was the primary source of support for her father, who was suffering from cancer, and who passed away in 2006. She and...
Pittsburgh lobbyists head to Harrisburg to push divestment
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG — On Monday a group of lobbyists spanning many different organizations left Pittsburgh for Harrisburg on a mission. That mission was to make sure a bill designed to support terror-free i...
Israeli sarcasm, building bike trails, avoiding Turkey
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
ISRAEL UNDER THE RADAR JERUSALEM -- Here are some stories over the past few days from Israel that you may have missed. Israeli researchers invent sarcasm detector. Really. It’s no joke: Hebrew Univ...
First person: Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife
by David E.H. Gershon
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PITTSBURGH -- What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife? I'm sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain. In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Isr...