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 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 26, 2017 

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Here we go again... The following are two sayings sent to me by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). As disturbing as they are, we have to be aware of the hate: "Wherever you see an Israeli,...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 19, 2017

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I never knew of this true hero... Tuvia Bielski (May 8, 1906-June 12, 1987) was the leader of the Bielski group, Jewish partisans who set up a camp for Jews fleeing the Holocaust during World War...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 12, 2017

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A future without cancer?... I received this letter from Tel Aviv University and will share it in part: "Imagine a future without cancer... a world where remedies exist for all breast cancers... where...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 5, 2017

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Israel's story... I received a little booklet with that title from StandWithUs. You probably can order it and many other related materials at www.standwithus.com/store This is what it says: Over...

 

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Oy vay department!... I watched an entire four hours of Nazi stories on television the other day. So much of it reminded me of Twitler... oops, I meant Hitler. Anti-Semitism all over again?... I...

 

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A sign of the times we live in... I received the following in a letter from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) written by JONATHAN GREENBLATT, CEO and national director, and I pass it along to you:...

 

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Not a kiddie movie... I'm referring to "The Zookeeper's Wife." No, it is definitely not a film comedy for children as it may sound. Rather it is the true story of a person who helped Jews escape from...

 

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More about BDS... I read this in a current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and wanted to share it with you: "The World Jewish Congress criticized a recent decision by the city council...

 

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Words of wisdom... I heard this expressed on the television program "Undercover Boss." It referred to someone who was very poor in early life and yet moved on trying to make things better and succeede...

 

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Sure N Begorrah... I probably spelled that all wrong but I wrote it like I pronounce it... It is the only Irish sound I can make. (Today is St.Patrick's Day after all. And last week I was dressed as a...

 

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Finally, getting down to work... Being a recent widow, I kept putting off looking over things and donating or throwing away things. It took me more time than it should have because parting with...

 

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Thinking of the "So-called" ban... Most of you are too young to remember when Jews were turned away from our shores, because they were not accepted as immigrants. (What ever happened to "Give us your...

 

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It's about time... The Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returned to the Jews of the Czech Republic. With all the anti-Semitism that seems to be re-appearing in the world (including the United States) it...

 

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I am conflicted... The following comes from Rabbi ALAN LURIE, author of "Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace and Fulfillment at Work.": "Rabbis hear variations on the following...

 

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Delayed Bar Mitzvah celebration... I read this recently and think you will enjoy reading it as well: "YISRAEL KRISTAL, II3 years old, a survivor of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau who is...

 

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It warms my heart... When former POTUS (President of the United States) surprised former VP JOE BIDEN with the Presidential Medal of Freedom "With Distinction," I felt so good. Joe Biden has always be...

 

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It's a dog's life... People who know me know that I prefer dogs to people... well some people. I've hardly ever been without a dog in my life. They give unconditional love (and don't care how I look...

 

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Simon Wiesenthal Center reaction... This email was sent to me by Alyssa Brognano of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It reads as follows: "It is unprecedented for an outgoing Administration to make such...

 

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Some good news for a change... I just read this in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: "Anti-Semitic incidents in France decreased by 64 percent in the first half of 2016...

 

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Remembering Babi Yar... I read this in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. What a sad, inhuman reminder of another Nazi atrocity we must never forget! I pass it along to you in part.: "On the...

 

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Chanukah is almost here!... "Twas the night before Chanukah, boichiks and maidels, Not a sound could be heard, not even the dreidels, The menorah was set by the chimney alight, In the kitchen, the...

 

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We all mourn... I received this during last month from the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along in part to you: "World Jewish Congress president Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder remembered...

 

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Berlin hotel anti-Israel?... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you in its entirety: "A well-known luxury hotel in Berlin denied claims that it had...

 

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Not surprising... My spouse was an aerospace engineer who worked on Gemini 4 thru Apollo 16. I was even invited to NASA for Apollo 12 and sat near former President Nixon and his Secret Service...

 

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Germany pays tribute... I read this in a recent edition of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. I never heard this before, a very touching piece of history and I pass it along to you: "Germany's...

 

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