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The Holocaust Museum of Oporto, Portugal, April 22 2021. Credit: João Bizarro via Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust Museum of Oporto donates guestbooks to Yad Vashem

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The Holocaust Museum of Oporto is donating its guestbooks to Israel’s Yad Vashem via the Israeli embassy in Portugal, according to a museum representative. “Two reasons led the museum to donate the guestbooks to Yad...

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

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Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (the first...
Female survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. Credit: No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Oakes, H (Sgt.).

Congress doubles funding request for assistance to Holocaust survivors

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended a $10 million funding increase on Tuesday for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HASP) for the fiscal year 2022. According to a...
The section of the ancient city wall of Jerusalem recently unearthed at the City of David National Park. Credit: Kobi Harati/City of David.

‘Missing’ section of wall defending Jerusalem prior to Babylonian conquest unearthed in Old City

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Archaeological excavations at the City of David National Park in the Old City of Jerusalem have unearthed the remains of an Iron Age city wall, constructed in the First Temple era, which was designed...
Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

Auschwitz survivor who used music to help combat racism, anti-Semitism dies at 96

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Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano died on July 10 at the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 96, according to The Associated Press. Born in 1924 in the French-occupied German town of Saarlouis, Bejarano...
The inscription found in southern Israel on an ancient jug. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Rare ‘book of Judges’-era inscription found in southern Israel

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A rare, 3,100-year-old inscription was discovered during excavations in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. The partial inscription, written in ink on a small pottery jug, was recovered in the Shahariya forest...
A prehistoric shark tooth found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Photo by Omri Lernau.

Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?

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Scientists at Jerusalem’s City of David happened upon an unusual finding recently, when they discovered an ancient cache of 29 shark teeth while excavating the basement of a 2,900-year-old home on the site. Strangely enough, the teeth...

Yoni Netanyahu Proved Himself a Hero Before Entebbe

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Yoni Netanyahu, the famed hero of the Entebbe operation, was killed in action 45 years ago on July 4. Benjamin Netanyahu’s older brother was named Jonathan (Yonatan) and is usually remembered as Yoni. He...

What Motivated the Righteous to Rescue Jews?

Laurie Baron, Ph.D, will lecture via Zoom at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, on “The Dynamics of Decency: Why Righteous Gentiles Rescued Jews.” Sponsored by the Jewish Culture and Holocaust Remembrance Group, Baron’s lecture will...

Holocaust music showcased during ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ Programs

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A pair of ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ programs, May 27, with Ali Viterbi interviewing Francesco Lotoro, and June 1, with Nuvi Mehta and Kate Hatmaker introducing nine Holocaust composers, were both impressive...