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Retrieving the name of one Holocaust victim

Retrieving the name of one Holocaust victim

PASSOVER EDITION 5775
SECTION A PAGE 10

FOR HOW long may the report of a pistol be heard?

For most people, less than a second.

For Connie Christiansen Gallagher, a lifetime.

She remembers today with perfect clarity how a particular pistol shot sounded. She remembers the man — a Nazi militiaman who wore a feather in his hat — who fired the pistol.

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That's the way the matzah crumbles

That's the way the matzah crumbles PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION C PAGE 9 NEW YORK — Seated in his Lower East Side office, in front of a large portrait of company patriarch Aron Streit, Alan Adler avoids becoming too nostalgic. “It’s like I tell my family members: none of you own a car from 1935, why do you think a matzah factory from 1935 is what we should be using today?” says Adler, one of Streit’s Matzos’ 11 co-owners.
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The king of the candy stores

The king of the candy storesNEW YORK — Walking into Economy Candy on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it’s hard to know where to look first. To the foil-clad chocolate rabbits standing sentinel atop sacks of chocolate eggs? The stacks of kosher-for-Passover jelly rings and chocolate pops across the narrow aisle? The facing bins spilling over with peanut butter chews and saltwater taffy? Make your way to the back of this Willy Wonka-esque store, past more of the 2,000 varieties of candy it sells, and the walls are lined...
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For teen, being bullied led to Validation Project

For teen, being bullied led to Validation Project Teen Hero NEW YORK — For Val Weisler, freshman year of high school was marred by tears and unhappiness as classmates bullied her daily for being shy and withdrawn. “I was a different person and I didn’t feel comfortable,” said Weisler, now a 16-year-old junior at Clarkstown High School South in West Nyack, NY. “I was hiding myself and hating myself. I didn’t feel welcomed.” She soon realized, however, that “there were so many other teenagers who had bigger problems than me....

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Does working out keep you Jewish?

Does working out keep you Jewish?FOR Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated one million American Jewish members of more tha...
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JTA News

Israel to allow tougher interrogation of Jewish terrorism suspects

Julie Wiener The country’s interior security minister said the security Cabinet had deemed “any method” of interrogation “kosher,” ... [Link]

Shin Bet sees Jewish terrorist network as likely culprit in Duma attack

Julie Wiener The network, which has been operating since 2013, seeks to bring down the Israeli government and replace it with a Jewish theocracy, the security agency said. ... [Link]

For first time in 100 years, outsider tapped to lead Looksteins’ N.Y. shul

Uriel Heilman With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein set to retire, Kehilath Jeshurun is turning to a longtime Montreal spiritual leader to lead the storied modern Orthodox synagogue. ... [Link]

Palestinians file report with ICC over firebombing that killed baby

Marcy Oster A report on the attack and a rise in violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians also has been filed with the United Nations Human Rights Council. ... [Link]

Study: N.Y., Boston and Miami are America’s 3 most Jewish cities

Uriel Heilman The most Jewish states? New York and New Jersey, at 6 percent of all residents. ... [Link]

Investigating West Bank firebombing, Shin Bet arrests Kahane grandson

Julie Wiener Meir Ettinger, 24, tops the Shin Bet’s list of most wanted Jewish criminals and is believed to head a Jewish terrorist group. ... [Link]

Rabbis, imams pray together for Palestinian 4-year-old’s recovery

Marcy Oster The initiative began with a conversation on the need for strong condemnation from both sides of terror incidents and a need for enhanced interreligious dialogue beyond times of crisis. ... [Link]

‘Skin Wars’ contestant Avi Ram brings Israeli army training to body painting

Molly Tolsky The 29-year-old told JTA that painting naked bodies on U.S. reality TV is no sweat after being a soldier and struggling artist in Israel. ... [Link]

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