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Holocaust glimpse takes a lifetime toll

Holocaust glimpse takes a lifetime toll

Memorial Day feature

Since 1945, April 6 has come and gone 69 times.

Leon Tulper has dreaded each and every one of them.

“Come April the 6th, I don’t want to talk to anybody,” Tulper says in the cluttered chaos of his soon-to-close place of business.

“I don’t even want to see my family, nothing. It’s like embedded, like somebody inserted something in your head that automatically on April 6, you’re through.”

April 6, 1945 was the day that Tulper, at the time a 20-year-old radioman with the 65th Infantry Division, part of Patton’s Third Army, walked alongside his comrades into a place in Germany called Ohrdruf.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 May 2014 03:22 )

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Lag b’Omer...when I was a kid

Lag b’Omer...when I was a kidONE of Pnina Newirth’s earliest childhood memories is a trip to Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer. But this was no ordinary family vacation. “I was very small, yet I vividly recall the huge fires and the immense crowds,” she says. Despite the cacophony and the roaring bonfires, the Ra’anana resident insists she felt no fear that day. “I knew my parents were there and would protect me. And we stood far enough back so give us a bit of distance,” Newirth recalls....
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National Hadassah president speaks

National Hadassah president speaksExpect no sob stories from Marcie Natan. That’s just not the way the national president of Hadassah rolls. The top executive of the mammoth women’s Zionist organization might well have a handful of such stories — the nearly three years she has spent as president have been far from peaceful — but she prefers to regard them as challenges rather than problems. She is not soft-peddling Hadassah’s issues.
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In Israel, haredi men going to work

In Israel, haredi men going to workTEL AVIV — When Moshe Friedman turned 31, he made what was for him a radical decision: He left school and launched a start-up. Plenty of Israelis jump from graduate school to the high-tech sector, but for Friedman the leap was longer. A descendant of rabbis, he had studied at leading haredi Orthodox schools where many of his peers would spend decades, never intending to work. Friedman soon found himself caught between two worlds. Largely secular venture capitalists were reluctant to fund his...
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Putting magic into mitzvah

Putting magic into mitzvahWASHINGTON — When he was three years old, Daniel Rosenthal’s Uncle Joe taught him how to make a quarter disappear and reappear from behind his ear. Eager to learn more, he begged his uncle to teach him other tricks as well. “The sense of amazement and mystery,” said Rosenthal, now 17. “I fell in love with magic; it’s so amazing.” By the time he was 5, he was performing professionally at parties, “and I was teaching my uncle tricks.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:49 )

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