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From left: Surgeon General of the IDF Brig. Gen. Dr. Tarif Bader, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and IDF Lt. Shahar Bachar, who was a part of Israel's humanitarian delegation to Mexico following the 2017 earthquakes, at the exhibit in the U.N. headquarters on March 28, 2019. Credit: Shahar Azran.

New UN exhibit shows Israel’s ‘Above and Beyond’ humanitarian efforts around the world

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An exhibit accessible for one week at the United Nations headquarters in New York City highlighted Israel’s humanitarian-aid efforts across the globe. Organized by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, “Israel’s Humanitarian Aid Around...

Jewish Stories Are Everywhere — Especially in Books

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It’s my joy to review for this publication many current books — especially memoirs, biographies, and novels — but occasionally when there are none left on the pile to review, I have the opportunity...
The interior of a Holocaust train boxcar used by Nazi Germany to transport Jews and other victims during World War II. Credit: Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit in New York

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A crane lowered a train car onto tracks on Sunday outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York—a boxcar that carried Jews and others to their deaths at Auschwitz and other Nazi death...

Book describes education in utropia

It is many years since I read material on the theory of education, and this book on the subject came into my hands through the kindness of our new neighbor, who also happens to...

Film documents Skokie’s resistance to Neo-Nazis

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Eli Adler is the creator, co-director, narrator and one of the protagonists in the 2015 documentary film Surviving Skokie,” now streaming on Amazon. Adler remembers his youth in Skokie, Illinois – “we lived on the...
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Streaming Sephardic movies

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There are fewer movies about the Sephardim than ones about Ashkenazim, and many of those that do exist aren’t available for streaming.  Here’s a partial list of some you can stream at home. Daniel Deronda:...
Image from the film “Hidden,” about Jewish children who survived World War II and the Holocaust. Credit: The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus.

Holocaust center to present Tisha B’Av film screening, survivor interview

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The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Mich., will hold a virtual event and film screening of the documentary “Hidden” on July 30, along with an interview with Holocaust survivor Miriam Ferber. The event is timed...

The Past Hasn’t Even Begun To Pass

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Fugitive Pieces, a 2007 is a film streaming on Amazon Prime, spans a period of roughly 35 years, beginning in 1942 and concluding the late 1970s. At the outset, Jakob Beer (Robbie Kay) the protagonist...
The late Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax and her daughter Sandra Scheller in a scene from ‘Try to Remember – Never Forget’ which had its premiere Sunday night

Film on Holocaust Survivor ‘Ruthie’ Sax premieres

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SAN DIEGO – A 25-minute documentary on the life of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax, who recently died at age 90, had its premiere Sunday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on a doubly sad...

Moe Berg’s surprising double life

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The Spy Behind Home Plate, a documentary on the life of Moe Berg by Aviva Kempner, opening June 28 at the Landmark Ken Theater, 4061 Adams Avenue, San Diego. In baseball, an all-around player is one...