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  • School project to remember Holocaust victims surpasses goal of 11 million stamps

    Penny Schwartz|Oct 13, 2017

    BOSTON (JTA)-A 9-year-old school project to commemorate Holocaust victims surpassed its unlikely goal to collect 11 million stamps, representing the lives of 6 million Jews and 5 million other victims of intolerance who perished. On Friday, the eve of Yom Kippur, a community volunteer for the Holocaust Stamp Project at the Foxborough Regional Charter School delivered some 7,000 canceled stamps to the K-12 charter school, bringing the total of stamps collected to 11,011,979, according to Jamie...

  • Bereaved families introduce new group to combat terror in Israel

    Adam Abrams, JNS.org|Oct 13, 2017

    In what turned out to be a timely announcement, dozens of bereaved families Sept. 26 unveiled a new organization that seeks to fight and deter terrorism in the Jewish state. On the same day, a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in the community of Har Adar near Jerusalem. The nascent nonprofit organization, Choosing Life, brings together more than 40 families who have lost relatives in the ongoing Palestinian terror wave that began in 2015. Since the so-called “knife intifada” began in September of that year, 58 people have been kil...

  • Obituary - SHIRLEY GOLD

    Oct 13, 2017

    Shirley Gold, age 88, of Oakmonte Village, Lake Mary, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Altamonte. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 17, 1929, to the late David and Sadie Farkas Grinspan. Following high school, she attended college and became a legal secretary. She was a winter resident from Cleveland from 1995 to 2005, when she permanently relocated to the Orlando area. Shirley was a member of Temple Israel. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was h...

  • Photos of Holocaust survivors from the SS Exodus are incredible

    Andrew Tobin|Oct 13, 2017

    TEL AVIV (JTA)-In the summer of 1947, when the British turned away the SS Exodus from the shores of Palestine, the world was watching. Before the eyes of the international media, British troops violently forced the ship's passengers, most of them Holocaust survivors, onto ships back to Europe. The resulting reports helped turn public opinion in favor of the Zionist movement and against the pro-Arab British policy of limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine. But much else was happening in the...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Oct 13, 2017

    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein fired following sexual harassment claims (JTA)—Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie production firm he started following sexual harassment allegations by several women, including actress Ashley Judd. The Weinstein Company’s directors announced the dismissal Sunday, citing “new information about misconduct” by Weinstein, who co-founded the firm in 2005. The board said in a statement that Weinstein’s employment “is terminated, effective immediately.” Last week, The New York Times published an article alleg...

  • Why are honeybees dying?

    Abigail Klein Leichman|Oct 13, 2017

    ISRAEL21c—That’s one of the findings of groundbreaking experiments performed at Israel’s Benjamin Triwaks Bee Research Center at Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. The center also has discovered that, like humans, bees consuming an unhealthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids develop cognitive deficiencies. They cannot simply choose pollen from flowers high in omega-3 because increasing urbanization has decimated many kinds of wildflowers. The resulting nutritional imbalance is a major reason why hon...

  • An Israeli trauma expert predicted a Las Vegas attack three years ago

    Ben Sales|Oct 13, 2017

    (JTA)-When Dr. Avi Rivkind landed in Las Vegas three years ago to lecture as a trauma care expert, he saw something that troubled him. The airport, McCarran International, felt too open, almost exposed. He felt no less comfortable on the city's Strip while watching crowds flow from hotels to casinos to shops to the street-with little security in sight. "I felt there was a lack of presence, from the ease of getting around there, from the casinos, from how easy it is to enter all the malls," he...

  • Can cyber tech solve the Frank and Wallenberg mysteries?

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Oct 13, 2017

    (JTA)-After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don't know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known victims of the Holocaust era: Anne Frank and Raoul Wallenberg. Frank, the teenager whose journal of her days in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam has sensitized millions to the suffering of 6 million victims, died in 1945 in Bergen-Belsen after the Nazis caught her. But nobody knows who, if anyone, betrayed her and her family to the Nazis....