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Dessert Pays Tribute to Shoah Victims

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Base Recipe: Eva Giesener, z”l;  Research and Recipe Twist: Jeffery Giesener Yom HaShoah 2021. So many memories of my mom and dad. Mom passed in 2011 and she would have been 93 this year. Dad...
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How Jews in Palestine were persecuted during the 1915 Armenian Genocide

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April 24 marks the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey. As Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities notes, “On April 24 of 1915, leaders and intellectuals within the Armenian community...
By zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel, via Wikimedia Commons

Commemorating Yom Hashoah in Verse

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It can be a deeply humbling experience to hear personal accounts of the Holocaust. For those of us born in the relative safety and comfort of post-war America, Yom Hashoah is one day. Survivors would relive...
Randi Weingarten in 2014. Source: Screenshot.

A union leader mixes toxic race theory with anti-Semitism to justify closed schools

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If there is any profession other than medical personnel that would ordinarily be thought of as “essential workers,” it would have to be teachers. Other than those who work to save lives, it’s hard...
Candles from a Hanukkah menorah. Credit: tomertu/Shutterstock.

South Florida mayor’s proposal to add menorah to holiday display sparks outrage, debate

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A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town hall during the holiday season has led to a major pushback from the...
Grafton Thomas has been charged with stabbing five people at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., on the seventh night of Hanukkah on Dec. 28, 2019. Source: Screenshot.

Monsey machete-attack suspect unfit for federal trial, according to DOJ attorneys

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Attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department are conceding that they may not be able to prosecute Grafton Thomas, the man accused of stabbing five people, killing one, in a December 2019 machete attack at...
U.S. Capitol. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Congress initiates legislation to boost law-enforcement data on hate crimes

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A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to help combat the underreporting of hate crimes in the United States. The Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assaults and Threats...
Butler University campus. Credit: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.

Miscommunication on Indiana campus turns into finger-pointing, harassment of Jewish students

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Butler University in Indiana said Jewish students had nothing to do with the postponement of an event with longtime political activist Angela Davis, despite false accusations circulating on campus targeting the Jewish student body. The...
Image of neo-Nazis disrupting a virtual Yom Hashoah event hosted by Israel’s ambassador to Italy, April 7, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Neo-Nazis interrupt Yom Hashoah event hosted by Israeli ambassador to Italy

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Neo-Nazis disrupted a virtual Yom Hashoah event on Wednesday hosted by Israel’s ambassador to Italy, posting swastikas on the screen for viewers to see. Israeli Ambassador to Italy Dror Eydar shared a video of the hack on...
The FBI seal located outside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in downtown Washington, D.C., on Dec. 26, 2014. Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.

FBI releases ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to encourage reporting of hate crimes

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released hate-crime ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to expand its outreach to Jewish communities across America, reported The Yeshiva World on Thursday. The advertisements urge victims of hate crimes to report...