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The team cataloging Jewish gravestones discovered in the Eastern European city of Brest. Credit: The Together Plan/Israel Newsstand.

Group to turn thousands of Jewish headstones found in Belarus into memorial

A charity organization is working to create a memorial with Jewish gravestones that have been discovered around Belarus, Israel Newsstand reported. Jewish headstones from the former Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery, which is today a sports field, began resurfacing at...
A menorah belonging to the great-grandfather of Daniel Pearl is lit by Judea and Ruth Pearl, his parents, at a Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 10, 2007, in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, D.C. Credit: White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

Ruth Pearl, mother of slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, dies at 85

Ruth Pearl, the mother of slain Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, died on July 20 at the age of 85. In 2002, Ruth Pearl and her husband, Judea Pearl, were thrust into international attention after Al-Qaeda...
An Israeli paratrooper holding flying the flag of Israel while parachuting over Slovenia as part of commemoration of Jewish World War II paratroopers. Credit: IDF.

‘Not a nation that forgets’: Israeli paratroopers jump to honor World War II heroine...

Israeli paratroopers have described being deeply moved last week by their experience in a commemorative expedition in Slovenia, held to honor the memory of Hannah Senesh (Szenes) and other Jewish paratroopers who parachuted into...
Jackie Mason. Source: Twitter.

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Mason died at 6 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. His...
Jewish-American gangster Meyer Lansky. Photo: public domain.

Tough Jews, Las Vegas and the Legacy of Meyer Lansky

In his autobiography, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas,” Oscar Goodman recounts his 35 years as a famed criminal defense lawyer for Jewish gangsters Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and...
In Kaunas, Lithuania, a football match between HaKoach Vienna and the local Maccabi team, on Jan. 8, 1925. Credit: Yad Vashem Photo Archives.

Yad Vashem marks Olympics with online exhibitions of Jewish, non-Jewish athletes

Gymnast Estella Agsteribbe was one of five Jewish women to participate in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. She was a trailblazer not only as a Jewish athlete, but as one of the first women...
Dr. Miriam Adelson with IDC President Professor Uriel Reichman, right, and IDC Chancellor Oudi Recanati. Credit: Gideon Markowicz.

Miriam Adelson, Reuven Rivlin receive honorary doctorates from IDC Herzliya

In a ceremony on Monday, Dr. Miriam Adelson and former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin were awarded honorary doctorates from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. IDC founder and president Professor Uriel Reichmann, who presented the doctorate to...
Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

‘It’s a moment I will never forget,’ says Washington Nationals draft pick Elie Kligman

Jewish baseball history was made for a second time this week when on Tuesday, 18-year-old Elie Kligman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Nevada, was drafted by the Washington Nationals. Kligman, who keeps kosher and will...
Photo: David Mermelstein – CBS Miami

David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor who fought Nazi-era insurance companies, dies at 92

David Mermelstein, a survivor of Auschwitz who devoted much of his life to helping fellow survivors and educating children about the Holocaust, died July 6 in Miami at the age of 92. Mermelstein regularly spoke...
Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

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

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...