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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...
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...
Jerusalemites stand for two minutes of silence as the siren sounds across Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, 2021. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel bows in memory of the 6 million annihilated in the Holocaust

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A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day events got underway on Wednesday evening at a...
Participants in the the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Bahrain, April 7, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Houda Nonoo, Bahrain's former ambassador to the U.S. and a board member of the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities.

In first, Bahrain Jewish community holds Holocaust Remembrance Day event

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The Jewish community in Bahrain marked Holocaust Remembrance Day for the first time in a virtual ceremony initiated by the House of Ten Commandments, said the local Jewish organization. According to the organization, the ceremony...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

400-plus academics, intellectuals sign letter of support for IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

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Ahead of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place from April 7-8 this year, 400-plus academics and intellectuals from around the world have signed a letter in support of the International Holocaust Remembrance...
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Holocaust survivors represent the light that shone in the darkness

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To all soldiers, commanders and employees of the Israel Defense Forces: Holocaust Remembrance Day silences Israel and envelopes our country’s streets in quiet. The day causes us to stop our daily routines and devote some...
The flags of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain on the side of a road in Netanya on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Jewish communities in Gulf commemorate Holocaust with Muslims

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Jews in the Gulf will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day this week together with Muslims, through a program hosted by the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the group announced on Tuesday. “The event will include...
The "Field of Flags" memorial in 2019 at the University of Rhode Island. Credit: Hillel URI.

‘Field of Flags’ memorial at University of Rhode Island honors Holocaust victims

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Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual “Field of Flags” memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. The exhibit is set up on the Hammershlag...
Former President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing on April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

March of the Living awards Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘Moral Courage in Medicine Award’

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To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year begins on the evening of April 7, International March of the Living, together with the Maimonides Institute for Ethics and the Holocaust, the Miller Center at...
Elie and Marion Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100 gala, April 24, 2012. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Virtual 90th-birthday event honors Marion Wiesel’s support of Ethiopian Jewry

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In celebration of Marion Wiesel’s 90th birthday, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) will hold a star-studded virtual event with a performance by Israeli singer, songwriter and musician Idan Raichel on Jan....