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After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli athletes get recognition

After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli athletes get recognition

“WE HAVE given the best years of our lives to remember — to remember the tragedy of what happened . . . Now we are starting to see some light from all of our efforts.”

Such is the sentiment of Ilana Romano, widow of Israeli weightlifter Yossef Romano, who was murdered by Palestine Liberation Organization terrorists along with 10 other members of the Israeli Olympic team during the summer of 1972 Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

That fateful event became known as the “Munich Massacre.”

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The Holocaust film that is upending the genre

The Holocaust film that is upending the genreNEW YORK — Given the long and storied history of the Holocaust film genre, it’s unusual for a new movie on the subject to be lauded as innovative. But the new film “Son of Saul,” the first by Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, is being called just that. It also was one of the most widely talked about films at this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where it landed the Grand Prix award for second best film. (The French film “Dheepan” won the top prize, the Palme d’Or.)...
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Bronco start date Rosh Hashanah

NEW YORK — On Rosh Hashanah, according to the liturgy, our fate is written in the Book of Life. But Jewish football fans may be missing something else: the NFL opening games they are missing. The 2015 NFL schedule was released on Tuesday, and the season kickoff is on Sunday, Sept. 13, which is the first night of Rosh Hashanah. The Denver Broncos will open their season at home that Sunday, against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for MarlinsMIAMI — For Joel Mael, the Shabbat-observing vice chairman of the Miami Marlins, the team’s free spending in the offseason was wise from a financial perspective. Signing Giancarlo Stanton, 25, to a record 13-year, $325 million contract and fellow outfielder Christian Yelich, 23, to a seven-year, nearly $50 million deal were parts of a plan to retain the club’s budding talent and vault the club into playoff contention while saving money down the line. But this was the Marlins, who had a t...
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‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait

‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portraitLOS ANGELES — Attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg isn’t bothered seeing his years of struggle and triumph portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in “Woman in Gold,” a new drama based on Schoenberg’s recovery of a world famous painting looted by the Nazis from its Jewish owners. The movie focuses on the relationship between Maria Altmann, the elderly descendant of one of the wealthiest and most prominent Jewish families in Vienna, and a young, unproven lawyer who took on the Austrian and America...
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Get your kosher dogs at Dodger Stadium!

Lisa Keys The hot doggery, which opened Tuesday, was a welcome development for Dodgers fans and observant Jews alike. ... [Link]

White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

Ron Kampeas Did AIPAC cut off questions, or did Obama’s officials use up their time? ... [Link]

After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

Gabe Friedman In a post on his personal account, the Facebook founder revealed that he and his wife had tragically tried to have a child for years without success. ... [Link]

Judge upholds sentence of mikvah-peeping rabbi

Julie Wiener The ruling Friday came in response to Rabbi Barry Freundel’s appeal of the sentence levied in May after he pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism. ... [Link]

Senate panel passes energy efficiency bill championed by Orthodox Union

Gabe Friedman The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a bill developed in part by the Orthodox Union that will help synagogues and other nonprofit buildings lower their energy costs. ... [Link]

Gary Ackerman, former congressman from N.Y., comes out against Iran deal

Gabe Friedman Former Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman joined the advisory board of a group backed by AIPAC, which opposes the deal. ... [Link]

West Bank settlements hit by fires in suspected Palestinian revenge attacks

Julie Wiener Dozens of residents of a West Bank settlement were evacuated from their homes after inhaling smoke from a brush fire suspected of being set by Palestinians. ... [Link]

Jewish terror draws Netanyahu’s focus homeward

Ron Kampeas The flow of Iran messaging from the Prime Minister’s Office was interrupted by Netanyahu’s fierce condemnation of a deadly arson attack in the West Bank. ... [Link]

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