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Why synagogues started putting American flags in the sanctuary

(JTA)-Jewish tourists from North America are likely to notice one big difference when visiting synagogues around the world. Though a plethora of symbols, such as stars of David and menorahs, may be... Full story


These Dutch survivors have been madly in love for 70 years

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-More than 70 years have passed since Meijer van der Sluis first laid eyes on the love of his life. He was at a home for child survivors of the Holocaust, and he opened the door for... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    July 13, 2018

This Jewish man survived World War II in Axis-era Japan

NEW YORK (JTA)-Growing up in Imperial Japan during World War II, Isaac Shapiro's best friend was a member of the Hitler Youth. The friend wore the organization's brown shirt uniform to their... Full story

 By Sam Sokol    News    July 13, 2018

These academics want to mend Israel-Diaspora relations-but can this marriage be saved?

JERUSALEM (JTA)-When Adam Ferziger wants to describe the "deteriorating" relationship between American and Israeli Jews, he reaches back to a 2,000-year-old divide. "To use a metaphor, we have a... Full story


Ghost writer revisits her own amazing Holocaust survival story in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-As a seasoned ghost writer who specializes in biographies, Miriam Dubi-Gazan says there is no such thing as a boring life story. Her attention to detail, creativity and editing skills... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli honeymooner killed, wife injured in zip-line accident in Honduras RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—A newly wed Israeli man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a zip-line accident during their honeymoon in Honduras. Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif... Full story


Your new favorite Israeli condiment: Amba, a pickled mango sauce

(The Nosher via JTA)-If you've been to a falafel or shwarma stand in Israel, then you have probably heard of amba. It's a spiced pickled mango condiment whose popularity in Israel comes by way of the... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018

Ukrainian general implies Jews want bloodshed

(JTA)—A Ukrainian military prosecutor suggested that Jews seek bloodshed in his country, prompting calls for his dismissal by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and others. Col. Gen. Anatoliy Matios, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor and a highly... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018

Plaque honoring SS officer unveiled in Estonia

(JTA)—A town in Estonia unveiled a plaque honoring a Waffen SS officer, spurring protests from the Jewish community. A nonprofit unveiled the plaque in Mustla for the local Nazi collaborator Alfons Rebane, who fought with the Germans against the... Full story


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