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Articles from the November 3, 2017 edition

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  • Taboo-breaking film depicts Hungary's grim welcome to Holocaust survivors

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Nov 3, 2017

    (JTA)-The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after offloading a heavy bag, they begin a silent, hour-long walk to a nearby village. The purpose of their journey is not known. But their arrival in the village sets in motion a series of tragic and violent events, as some residents worry the visitors will expose crimes they committed during the Nazi occupation, with potentially deadly...

  • Focusing on joy and life in the face of Tay-Sachs

    Carla Steckman|Nov 3, 2017

    (Kveller via JTA)—My final hike with Talia was an act of defiance and love. In July, I held her, my 23-month-old daughter, in a front carrier with extra support to prevent her head from lolling side to side. I pressed her tiny body firmly against mine in the hope that my body heat would comfort and warm her increasingly cold body. She was as weak as I had ever seen her, her body limp—a result of her brain’s inability to function. She was 10 days away from death, yet there we were summiting another peak together. To outsiders, we were a typical...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Nov 3, 2017

    IDF blows up Gaza terror tunnel, killing at least 7 JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel Defense Forces blew up a terrorist tunnel that stretched from Khan Younis in Gaza to Israel. The tunnel, which ended in Israel near the border with Gaza, is believed to have been dug after the 2014 Gaza war. At least seven Gazan Palestinians were killed and another 11 injured in the controlled explosion, according to reports citing the Gaza Health Ministry. Most of the dead are members of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has threatened retaliation. The...