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As I write this column... (Well in advance of publication, of course), it is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, one of the horrible Nazi death camps where our people suffered and...


Jewish Academy students sing national anthem

On Saturday, Jan. 24, 33 students from the Jewish Academy of Orlando sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the start of the Orlando Solar Bears hockey game. This is the second year in a row that...

 By Amy Klein    Features    February 6, 2015

Exploring Israel's 'ethnic' cuisine

(JTA)-From Givatayim's renowned Sabich Shel Oved-a simple eggplant-sandwich shop with lines snaking around the corner-to lesser-known places like Chachaporia Georgian cuisine in Jerusalem, the new...

 By Toby Axelrod    News    February 6, 2015

Survivors return to Auschwitz determined to share their stories

KRAKOW, Poland (JTA)-What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish friends reject you? Could you ever forgive? Those were some of the questions posed by Jewish young adults to Holocaust survivor Marcel...


Nobel laureate Martin Karplus photos at Austrian embassy

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The opening of an exhibit at the Austrian Embassy in Washington of more than 50 photographs by an 84-year-old Jewish Nobel laureate was something of an amateur hour-twice over. Both...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Killer filmed Paris kosher supermarket attack (JTA)—The Islamic terrorist who killed four Jewish men at a kosher supermarket in Paris filmed the attack. Amedy Coulibaly recorded seven minutes of the attack on a video camera, including the shooting...

 By Josh Tapper    News    February 6, 2015

For Cuban Jews, improved ties to U.S. may not resolve central challenges

HAVANA (JTA)-On a recent Friday night inside this city's Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect...


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