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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,...
U.S. Congress. Credit: Pixabay.

The Chilling Iron Dome Spectacle in Congress

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It might otherwise have been delightful to witness a lone irregular Republican senator join with a handful of insufferable House Democrats take a bipartisan stand over process and money in the halls of Congress. Yet...
Exterior of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 20 March 2013. Credit: Botond Horvath/Shutterstock.

In the face of European hypocrisy, time for Israel’s supporters to remake the cultural...

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The European Commission released on Tuesday its first official strategy on fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish life. The program is intended to prevent anti-Semitism in all its forms, promote Holocaust research, education and remembrance, and initiate programs...
A view of the Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli side of the border on Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Thousands of Gazans apply for work in Israel as border restrictions ease

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Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza applied on Wednesday to get permits to work in Israel. “There is no work in the Gaza Strip,” said Fathi Abu Nur, a 40-year-old unemployed man, told AFP. Israel has resumed allowing...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and officers of the Israel Defense Forces during a “Brotherly Covenant” ceremony held at the Memorial Monument to the Bedouin Warriors in northern Israel, Oct. 6, 2021. Photo by Alon Nadav/Flash90.

More than 600 Bedouins enlist in IDF in past year, encouraged to join tech...

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More than 600 Bedouin Israelis enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces in the past year, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday during a ceremony held to honor Bedouin contributions to the security...
A screenshot of a recent panel discussion hosted by the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) Central Committee, Sept. 21, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Watchdog slams ‘falsehoods’ promoted in San Diego Democratic Party panel

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A recent panel discussion hosted by the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) Central Committee featured panelists who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and the “demonization of Israel,” revealed the San Diego chapter of StandWithUs. During...
There is a scientific reason why women feel colder than men, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University. Credit: Pixabay.

Tel Aviv University study reveals evolutionary reason why women feel colder than men

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Researchers at Tel Aviv University are offering a new explanation for the familiar scenario in which women bring a sweater to work while their male counterparts feel comfortable wearing short sleeves in an air-conditioned...
The Bahraini delegation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, October 2021. Photo by Josh Hasten.

In eight-day trip, Bahraini influencers see reality, and warmth, that is Israel

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A group of nine Muslim Bahraini high-level influencers arrived in Israel this week for an eight-day tour throughout the country organized by the Sharaka organization. Sharaka, which means “partnership,” in Arabic is dedicated to utilizing...