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Lessons from visit to Dachau

Lessons from visit to Dachau

The IJN traveled to Germany as part of a delegation of Jewish communal leaders from Colorado; the delegation was sponsored by MDC Richmond Homes American Foundation.

RETURN

DACHAU — Is it possible to revisit a place you’ve never been to before?

This is a place I never intended to visit. I had opportunity but opted not to come. Yet, it is a return.

“I have long contemplated the question of whether you can experience trauma from something you didn’t go through,” says Shayna Alexander, who descends from Holocaust survivors.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:12 )

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Special needs kids can join the team

Special needs kids can join the teamNEW YORK — Zach Certner was nine when he recognized the despair of a family friend who was excluded from participating in the sports activities that Certner enjoyed so much. Mikey had a developmental disability, Certner said, “and I saw the struggles that he experienced by not doing what we could do or play on the same teams.” Certner and his older brother, Matt, decided to organize bimonthly soccer, basketball and baseball clinics in their hometown of Morristown, NJ, for children with s...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:51 )

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Cancer survivor pushes toward a cure

Cancer survivor pushes toward a cureNEW YORK — At 12 years old, Elana Simon was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer that largely affects adolescents and young adults. “I didn’t know much about [fibrolamellar] and it was pretty scary,” said Simon, now 19. “But I was extremely fortunate to have an incredible surgeon.” After having her tumor removed, Simon, who grew up in New York, where her family remains active members of Temple Shaaray Tefila on Manhattan’s Upper East ...
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Eva Mozes Kor: She can't forget, but she can forgive

Eva Mozes Kor: She can't forget, but she can forgiveEVA MOZES KOR, fresh from a luncheon with local Holocaust survivors, is unperturbed by the April snow heralding her arrival at Staybridge Suites last Thursday. She has exactly one hour before enjoying one of her habitual naps and speaking to a Jewish group. Later that evening, Kor would be the guest speaker at the ADL’s Governor’s Holocaust remembrance at Temple Emanuel. The 81-year-old founder of CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors) and the CANDLES Holoca...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:32 )

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LA's Wilshire Temple undergoes rebirth

LA's Wilshire Temple undergoes rebirthLOS ANGELES — The time has long since passed when the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s address on its namesake boulevard was considered glamorous. Now the surrounding blocks are the clamorous heart of Koreatown, with all its urban grit: traffic snarls, hulking office buildings, electronics shops, dentists, and banks with signs in Korean and some in Spanish. Here the Wilshire Boulevard Temple — the grand Byzantine-revival synagogue built in 1929 — seems like a relic of another era, before th...
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Graves smashed, burned in Mount of Olives vandalism attack

Marcy Oster At least ten gravestones were smashed and also burnt, including that of Nathan Mileikowsky, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s grandfather. ... [Link]

Biden to address Fla. Jews, Atlanta synagogue

Ron Kampeas The vice president will speak at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Thursday about 21st century challenges and at a south Florida JCC. ... [Link]

Norway bank apologizes for credit card with anti-Semitic image

Marcy Oster The image shows a hook-nosed bearded Jew wearing a kippah and a tallit laughing against a background of gold coins. ... [Link]

Ahava bought by Chinese conglomerate in midst of BDS concerns

Gabe Friedman A Chinese business conglomerate has agreed to become the majority shareholder of the Israeli Ahava Dead Sea minerals cosmetics company for close to $76.5 million. ... [Link]

Melbourne Chabad rabbi steps down over handling of sex abuse scandal

Gabe Friedman Rabbi Tzvi Telsner in an open letter apologized for his conduct toward the child victims and their families. ... [Link]

2 more Democratic senators back Iran deal, leaving Obama one vote shy of victory

Gabe Friedman With Sens. Bob Casey and Chris Coons on board, the president is close to the 34 votes required to sustain his veto of any bid to block the deal. ... [Link]

What America will offer Israel after the nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Obama administration officials already are discussing with their Israeli counterparts what steps Washington can take to mitigate the negative repercussions of the agreement. ... [Link]

For aliyah promoters, Ukraine’s troubles provide a boost

Cnaan Liphshiz The Jewish Agency for Israel is reaching out to Ukrainian and Russian Jews newly open to the idea of moving to Israel because of troubles in their home countries. ... [Link]

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