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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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Poland to reevaluate state honor to Jewish historian

Marcy Oster The office of President Andrzej Duda confirmed its request to reconsider the national honor, which was given in 1996 to Prof. Jan Gross, who wrote the controversial 2001 book “Neighbors,” about a ... [Link]

Jailed Jewish-Austrian historian proves he did not commit restitution fraud

Cnaan Liphshiz The lawyer for Stephan Templ, who Austria jailed last year for defrauding it by omitting his aunt from his mother’s 2005 restitution application, presented documents to JTA dated 2002 proving he nam... [Link]

Bill would sue for use of term ‘Polish death camps’

Marcy Oster International media outlets frequently use the term “Polish death camp,” or “Polish concentration camp” to describe German Nazi concentration and death camps located in Poland.... [Link]

Serbian law offers compensation for seized Jewish property without heirs

Cnaan Liphshiz The law offers annual payments of a little over $1 million for the next 25 years to the country’s Jewish communities for property confiscated from its Jewish owners during and after the Holocaust, ... [Link]

A Jewish skier’s picks: Prayer, kosher food and divine snow

Uriel Heilman Jewish skiers now can find American mountains that serve kosher food, offer daily prayers and let you ski into a Kabbalat Shabbat service. Based on this reporter’s legwork, here are some dest... [Link]

Hummus in Hanoi: Israeli chef brings Middle Eastern cuisine to Vietnam

Lisa Keys At his restaurant Daluva, chef Shahar Lubin serves inventive mash-ups of Israeli and Vietnamese dishes alongside upscale pub grub. ... [Link]

At kosher ski restaurant in Park City, an avalanche of challenges

Uriel Heilman PARK CITY, Utah (JTA) – Laurent Masliah likes wine as much as the next Frenchman. But that’s not why he bought up every last bottle of kosher wine in the state of Utah and is desperately angling f... [Link]

Jordan’s king: Solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict necessary to defeat ISIS

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said. Speaking Friday at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering o... [Link]

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