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Turkish newspaper tries to save a dying language

ISTANBUL (JTA)-Every time she prepares her newspaper for print, Karen Sarhon has her pick from dozens of submissions she receives daily from writers around the world. A desirable situation for any...

 
 By Nadav Weil    Features    June 19, 2015

Sonja: A Holocaust survivor story

By Nadav Weil Jews and non-Jews alike recognize the importance of the Holocaust. We acknowledge the horrifying impact on the world, and search for the lessons we must learn in order to make the promise of “never again” a reality. In working with...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 19, 2015

Israel and Egypt grow closer, but anti-Semitism remains part of the equation

As the Middle East grapples with the fallout of the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions and the rise of terror groups like Islamic State, Arab states have sought increased cooperation with Israel in areas such as military and intelligence in...

 

Bar Mitzvah - Austin Robert House

Austin Robert House, son of Debbie and David House of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on June 20, 2015, at Temple Shir Shalom in Oviedo, Florida, officiated by Spiritual...

 

TripAdvisor CEO: A tech exec with a soft spot for Israel

NEW YORK (JTA)-When Stephen Kaufer, the CEO of TripAdvisor, an $11 billion company that runs America's leading user-generated hotel review website, thinks back to all the places he has visited, one...

 

Book paints painful-but-inspiring picture of Holocaust's immediate aftermath

"The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath," by Dan Stone, Yale University Press, May 2015, 288 pages Dan Stone's "The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

U. of Illinois censured for canceling prof’s job over anti-Israel tweets (JTA)—A national professors’ organization voted to censure the University of Illinois for rescinding a job offer to a professor over his anti-Israel tweets. The vote by...

 

Comedian goes big in China-but humor doesn't always translate

(JTA)-How do you tell a joke in China about Jews when the only things most Chinese think they know about the Chosen People is that they're smart and good with money? That was Jesse Appell's quandary...

 

Bernie Sanders: Being Jewish taught me 'what politics is about'

(JTA)-A day after a radio host falsely said that Sen. Bernie Sanders has Israeli citizenship, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination spoke publicly about how his Jewish identity has...

 

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