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Colorado returns to Dachau

Colorado returns to Dachau

And the heavens wept: German chancellor, liberators and survivors gather at Dachau on the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

MUNICH — Hundreds gathered on a grey, rainy day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in 1945.

The overcast weather suited the somber occasion, marking an event that was paradoxically a collective nadir and zenith in human history.

Among the speakers were a liberator, three Dachau survivors and Germany’s head of government, Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was the first time a sitting chancellor attended the official commemoration ceremony there.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:23 )


Why Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets

Why Ethiopian Israelis took to the streetsTEL AVIV — A historically disadvantaged black minority is galvanized when one of its members appears to suffer brutality at the hands of police — and the episode is caught on video. Peaceful mass protests devolve into violence. Police crack down in an attempt to control crowds. It’s not Baltimore or Ferguson. It’s Tel Aviv, which was rocked by unrest Sunday, May 3, after a video of a uniformed Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Damas Pakada, being beaten by Israeli police made the rounds online...

Jewish groups rush to aid Nepalese

Jewish groups rush to aid NepaleseNEW YORK — Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant dispatching first responders to Nepal; in America, it mostly meant raising and allocating money. How is the Jewish aid being deployed in Nepal? Israel

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 May 2015 13:01 )


When should Holocaust education begin?

TEL AVIV — On April 19, Keren Zachmi’s daughter returned from her kindergarten near Tel Aviv wearing a yellow patch emblazoned with the word “Jude.” A teacher had put the yellow star on 17 kindergarteners so they would feel like Holocaust victims during Yom Hashoah, Israel’s national Holocaust commemoration day. Appalled, Zachmi took a picture of her 3-year-old with the patch and posted it to her municipality’s Facebook page with a complaint. “I am utterly shocked and worried ab...

Unity Day to mark the anniversary of abduction of three teens

JERUSALEM — Jewish communities will mark the first anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens by Palestinian terrorists with a Unity Day. The commemoration, set for June 3, was developed by the parents of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah in conjunction with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Gesher organization. Organizations representing over one million people in Israel and around the world have agreed to participate, according to project organizers. “T...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 May 2015 14:28 )

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