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Daily Archives: November 9, 2021

A digital reconstruction of the Synagogue at Rote Reihe 6 in Hannover, Germany, destroyed during Kristallnacht in 1938. Source: Screenshot.

Kristallnacht remembrance to feature digital images of ‘restored’ synagogues

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The World Jewish Congress will mark the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht by projecting digital reconstructions of 18 synagogues destroyed by Nazis in Germany and Austria in November 1938. Using 3D technology, images showing the interiors of the...
Hanukkah. Credit: Pixabay.

The miracle of Hanukkah, in more ways than one

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Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the eight-day celebration commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. We light each menorah candle to remember the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that...
Goldie Gelhar during training. Photo by Itamar Yissachar.

Shifting gears: Ultra-Orthodox woman turns professional cyclist

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Until just two years ago, now-professional cyclist Goldie Gelhar had not done any sports in her life. Born and raised in the haredi city of Bnei Brak, she took a single swimming lesson as a child,...
Assessing some of the damage after Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” in Germany on Nov. 9-10, 1938. Credit: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

From Pogromnacht to now: 83 years of anti-Semitism

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This week, Jewish communities around the world remember the 83rd anniversary of Pogromnacht (Kristallnacht), when the Nazis and their supporters carried out an anti-Jewish pogrom throughout Germany, decimating thousands of Jewish-owned businesses, neighborhoods and...
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the Republican Jewish Coalition's conference in Las Vegas, Nov. 6, 2021. Source: RJC/Twitter.

RJC confab questions declining Democratic support for Israel, the role of nonpartisan organizations

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The Republican Jewish Coalition held its annual Leadership Summit at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this past weekend with more than 700 attendees. It was one of the organization’s largest-ever gatherings and the...
Lalela Mswane, Miss South Africa 2021. Source: Lalela Mswane/Twitter.

BDS supporters harass Miss South Africa on competing in Israel-hosted pageant

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The beauty queen who will represent South Africa in the 2021 “Miss Universe” pageant set to take place in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat is facing online harassment by supporters of the BDS movement...
A Unilever building in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Peter Bueno/Shutterstock.

Israel supporters question lag by New York City comptroller against Ben & Jerry’s boycott

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New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is being criticized by supporters of Israel for not pulling the city’s pension-fund investments from Ben & Jerry’s parent company over the ice-cream maker’s boycott of Israeli territories. In...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

American Jewish Committee gives $50,000 to initiatives for battling anti-Semitism

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The American Jewish Committee announced the five winners of its new “Disrupt Antisemitism” initiative. A panel comprised of AJC staff members, journalists and business leaders reviewed nearly 70 submissions, and on Monday revealed the five projects that...
Illegal weapons seized by the Israel Police, Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: Israel Police.

Israel Police arrest 65, taking down extensive gun-running network

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A two-year undercover operation has resulted in the arrest of some of the most high-profile gun smugglers and illegal weapons dealers in Israel, police announced on Tuesday. Sixty-five suspects were arrested in raids on 25...
Estonian Ambassador to the United Nations Sven Jürgenson, who served as president of the U.N. Security Council for the month of May 2020. Credit: United Nations via Wikimedia Commons.

Five European countries ‘concerned’ by Israeli listing of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups

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Five European countries expressed “serious concern” on Monday at Israel’s recent designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations, and said that they will be requesting clarification on the matter, AP reported. Following a closed United Nations Security Council...