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Jack Adler: Auschwitz, then and now

Jack Adler: Auschwitz, then and now

WHEN JACK Adler visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation in 1945 — and during his four previous four trips for the annual commemoration — he did not say a prayer.

This despite the fact that his two sisters were murdered during the Holocaust, that his brother and mother died in a Polish ghetto, that his father was killed at Dachau and that Adler himself spent more than a year of his youth in Nazi death and slave labor camps.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:00 )


The other side of the Six Day War

The other side of the Six Day WarPARK CITY, UTAH — In the wake of Israel’s seemingly miraculous triumph in the Six Day War in 1967, the country’s victorious soldiers were lionized as heroes. But in private, even just one week after the conflict, many of them didn’t feel that way. One describes feeling sick to his stomach in battle and collapsing into a trench. “I wanted to be left alone,” he says. “I didn’t think of the war.” Another talks about watching an old Arab man evacuated from his house. “I had a...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 10:38 )


Azerbaijan comes to Denver

Azerbaijan comes to DenverNASIMI AGHAYEV, Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a remarkably patient envoy. He admits that he’s grown accustomed to the blank stares with which many Americans and others often greet him when he tells them that he represents Azerbaijan, a mostly Muslim, former Soviet republic in the Caucasus Mountains of Central Asia that is now an independent nation. Often, the affable and articulate consul general told the Intermountain Jewish News in an interview last week, people not only...

California teen makes good on vow to grandmother

California teen makes good on vow to grandmother Teen Hero NEW YORK — Shortly before her bat Mitzvah in 2010, Morgan Davidson made a promise to her grandmother stricken with lymphoma that she would do whatever she could to help others with the disease. With her mother’s assistance, Davidson soon organized a fundraiser she dubbed “Cuts for a Cure.” For a monetary donation, she and others gave haircuts, held a silent auction and provided a cafe. “I thought that I’d be happy raising $5,000,” said Davidson, now 17. But the one-d...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:40 )


Man with Asperger's is award-winning activist

Man with Asperger's is award-winning activistNEW YORK — When Ari Ne’eman was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 12, his life changed. Administrators at the Conservative Jewish day school that Ne’eman had attended for years said they were not comfortable serving an autistic student, so he ended up transferring to a “segregated special-ed school.” Later, instead of attending the local neighborhood high school that was a five-minute walk from his house in East Brunswick, NJ, he traveled an hour and a half to a special-ed ...
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Israeli security official: ‘Lone wolf’ terrorism, not Abbas, behind violence

Julie Wiener Meanwhile, leaders in Gaza are calling on West Bank Palestinians to escalate the violence. ... [Link]

Does Susan Rice think Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist?

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit Israel, talk anti-Semitism

Gabe Friedman De Blasio will leave Thursday, Oct. 15 for Jerusalem, where he will be the keynote speaker at a conference of international mayors. ... [Link]

Leading rabbi: Jewish visitors to Temple Mount ‘sparked’ current tensions

Julie Wiener Rabbi Shimon Ba’adani,a member of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages,said Thursday: “Do not provoke the nations, even if we are in control here, there is a halacha …” ... [Link]

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Texas flood victims receive $300k in scholarships

Cnaan Liphshiz Assistance with Jewish education freamworks was made possible thanks to two grants by the Jim Joseph and AVI CHAI Foundations. ... [Link]

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