Articles from the October 9, 2020 edition

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The gift volunteering gives a volunteer

Volunteering is such a personal and generous gift, and everyone has different reasons for doing it. Shirley Schoenberger is a very active volunteer with the Jewish Pavilion, and she knows this from...

 

New center sheds light on Babyn Yar massacre

Raisa Maistrenko will never forget Sept. 29, 1941 — the day Nazi troops rounded up the Jewish residents of Kyiv, Ukraine, and marched them to the Babyn Yar ravine on the city’s outskirts. “Leaflets were posted saying that all the Jews had to ga...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 9, 2020

An insider's look at 'corona hotels' operated by IDF Home Front Command

(JNS) - As the Israeli cabinet weighs increasingly stringent steps to deal with the growing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Israel Defense Forces' Home Front Command is playing an...

 

Palestinian refugee receives Spanish citizenship after discovering Jewish Sephardic roots

(JTA) - As a British resident born in Dubai to a Palestinian father and Lebanese mother, Heba Nabil Iskandarani had plenty of potential national identities. What she lacked, however, was a passport....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Congress members join global task force to combat online anti-Semitism By Marcy Oster (JTA) — Several U.S. Congress members are part of a new task force of international lawmakers trying to combat online anti-Semitism. Members of the national...

 

This Holocaust trauma thriller involved a Jewish character at first, then its Israeli director made the character Roma

(JTA) - When Israeli director Yuval Adler saw the script for "The Secrets We Keep," a thriller about a woman who kidnaps a man she believes was her Nazi torturer during World War II, he knew he...

 

BDS co-founder warns First Abu Dhabi Bank against doing business with Israel

(MEMRI via JNS) - The BDS movement is monitoring the activity of Arab companies regarding Israel in the wake of the peace deals signed last month between the Jewish state, the United Arab Emirates...

 

The most unusual Yom Kippur

For most Jews, this year was one of the most unique Yom Kippurs, me included. On Yom Kippur afternoon, I decided to go through a box of old photos in which I found pictures from what had been the...

 

'The Chicken Soup Manifesto'

(JTA) - I fell in love with Jenn Louis' latest cookbook "The Chicken Soup Manifesto" at first sight. The James Beard-nominated chef has curated a collection of over 100 beautifully photographed...

 

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