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Angel Sanz-Briz. Credit: Centro Sefarad.

Spain seeks descendants of Hungarian Jews saved from Nazis by diplomat

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The Spanish government released the names of Hungarian Jews who evaded Nazi persecution with the help of a Spanish diplomat in an effort to find their descendants and share their stories with the world. Yad Vashem recognized Angel Sanz-Briz...
Harry Haft. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HBO acquires rights to biopic about boxer forced to fight fellow prisoners in Auschwitz

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HBO Films has bought the North American rights to a biographical movie about a boxer who survived Auschwitz after being forced to fight fellow prisoners. “The Survivor” was directed by Jewish Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson with...
The online platform Truvie is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Credit: Courtesy.

New digital marketplace makes Jewish education accessible on global scale

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A new digital marketplace aims to make pluralistic and diverse Jewish learning experiences and talented Jewish educators accessible to anyone in the world who has an Internet connection. Known as Truvie, a play on “Lucky Find” in French,...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

‘Nanny’ Star Fran Drescher Explains Why She Insisted Character Remain Jewish

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In new comments, “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher has explained why she insisted that her character on the CBS sitcom would remain Jewish after the network attempted to make the character Italian. “Well, the character...
A memorial at Babi Yar in Ukraine, the site of a September 1941 massacre carried out by German forces and Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. Credit: meunierd/Shutterstock.

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes 159 names of Nazi soldiers who murdered Jews...

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Against the background of the official commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Germany and Israel, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has released...
Yachad has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. Credit: Pixabay.

Yachad program launches referral service, resources for individuals with disabilities

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Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s division for individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community, has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. The program...
The Westin hotel in Leipzig, Germany. Source: Tripadvisor.

Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, rebuffs Jewish singer for wearing Star of David

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Hundreds of people, some draped in Israeli flags, stood outside the Westin in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday night to protest an alleged incident of anti-Semitism at the hotel. Now, at least one major Jewish...

10 years after Iconic Dead Sea Project, International Artist Spencer Tunick Returns to Israel...

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www.TheDeadSeaMuseum.com is excited to announce the public opening of a virtual exhibition on October 17 with internationally renowned artist Spencer Tunick that, for the first time, showcases his full range of artworks from the Dead...
Rabbi Moshe Tendler. Courtesy of Yeshiva University/The Commentator.

Jewish ethicist Rabbi Moshe Tendler, 95, leaves medical and religious worlds more enlightened

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Listening to Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler, who died last week at the age of 95, one never knew what to expect. Laced in scientific language, with biblical quotes and references from the Talmud, the...
Volunteer Ali Tuchman, 39, was photographed in “lifestyle snapshots,” such as celebrating a birthday, participating in a Torah-study group, and socializing and engaging with other women. Credit: Laura Ben David.

Encouraging inclusion: Creating a photo bank of Orthodox Jewish women

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The Jewish Life Photo Bank is releasing what they call the first-of-its-kind photo bank representing Orthodox Jewish life, including positive images of Jewish women and families. Chochmat Nashim, an organization that challenges trends in Jewish...