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One of the last of Dachau liberators

Dan Dougherty was 19 years old when he came face to face with what would come to be known as the Holocaust. The date was April 29, 1945. The place was Dachau.

A survivor leads German Jewish revival

Charlotte Knobloch, the 89-year-old president of the Jewish Community of Munich and upper Bavaria and likely the only Holocaust survivor leading a large Jewish community...

Iran’s Jews, one man’s tragic tale

News photo editor with NBC News Shahrzad Elghanayan has written a biography of her grandfather, Tehran businessman Habib Elghanian, who was the head of the Jewish...

Orthodox women find work-life balance

Brooklyn native Chana Wircberg always knew she wanted to be a physician. Shortly after marrying and becoming a young mother, Wircberg made her dream come true,...

Get me to the (YIVO) library on time

David Frisch, 24, had the perfect plan to propose to his girlfriend, Pammy Brenner, while the two were in New York visiting her family. He would get down on one knee in...

Therapy in the saddle

Red Mountain, hosted by Kibbutz Grofit, located 40 miles north of Eilat in the Arava Valley, provides horseback riding therapy, at any given time, to more than 230...

The great latke vs. hamantaschen debate going strong

Since 1946, the University of Chicago has hosted a debate on another long-running disagreement: whether latkes or hamantaschen are the superior Jewish holiday food.

Japanese Chanukah spin

Soon after Rabbi Moti Grumach moved to Kyoto, Japan, about three years ago he realized that a local craft dovetailed neatly with Jewish traditions.

In Israel, counterfeit olive oil hinders Chanukah tradition

Like thousands of Orthodox Jewish consumers who buy premium olive oil ahead of Chanukah, David purchased $160 of the stuff only to burn it — in a menorah.

The long road from Tehran to Denver

CHANUKAH 5782 SECTION A PAGE 6 a tense and precarious night in 1985, when Robert Salehrabi, his younger brother and two other Jewish boys crossed the line from...