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

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...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    October 13, 2017

Bereaved families introduce new group to combat terror in Israel

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...

 

Obituary - SHIRLEY GOLD

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,...

 

Photos of Holocaust survivors from the SS Exodus are incredible

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 violen...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

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...

 

Why are honeybees dying?

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,...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    October 13, 2017

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

(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...

 

Can cyber tech solve the Frank and Wallenberg mysteries?

(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...

 

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