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Holocaust

When Jew in The City asked me to write a story for Holocaust Remembrance Day, one person instantly came to mind: my dear, beloved, Bubbe Tina Weisz, OBM. Bubbe Tina survived the horrors of the Holocaust, raised an incredible family and became a beacon of faith and a pillar in […]
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The antisemitic sweatshirt seen in photos of a rioter at the U.S. Capitol last week has been traced to a website with a New York City address. Thousands of people have since called for the site to be shut down for its sale of “Camp Auschwitz” hoodies in a city […]
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Respect My Faith so I Can Compete at the Olympics – Bracha Deutsch Pleads for Shot at Tokyo Shabbat is a day of rest: no technology, no distractions and absolutely no running. “I’m 100 percent committed to it. It’s amazing, we totally disconnect for family time – super powerful, restorative, […]
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There are just a few hundred thousand survivors of the Holocaust believed to be left in the world. No one knows how many among them are observant Jews, but it is surely a minority. The Coronavirus Pandemic is reigniting their traumas, making them sick, and even tragically killing some of […]
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Zaidy didn’t talk much of the war but we knew that what he went through was horrid. As a child, he would look at me and cry. He cried easily. When he prayed for the sick, when he said the blessing of Shecheyianu, and when he would bless us on […]
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An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis The daughter of a Holocaust survivor has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death. He described for his family how, despite the danger, this shofar, or ceremonial ram’s horn, […]
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Rare Combo: Religious Jew Takes Jazz Music Scene by Storm Israeli saxophonist and jazz singer Daniel Zamir was born to secular parents in Petah Tikva, but while studying at a prestigious New York university, he found a connection to the Jewish faith and returned to Israel as a reborn Jew, […]
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In the 1940’s, Vered Ben Sa’adon’s Dutch grandmothers grew up close to one another in terms of distance, yet were living worlds apart. As teenagers, one hid from the Nazis while the other aided them. Like Anne Frank, her paternal grandmother, Liesje de Vries, not only hid from Nazis as a […]
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Anne Frank House Banned Orthodox Jewish Employee From Wearing His Skullcap at Work A Jewish employee at Anne Frank House could not believe his ears when his bosses banned him from wearing a skullcap at work. Barry Vingerling turned up for work on his first day at the museum in […]
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Not every part of the Torah easily comports with science and reason. Not every part of Jewish law is simple to understand in modern times. Perhaps that is why in our age of increasing skepticism Hashem granted us something as miraculous as the State of Israel. The challenges in Judaism […]
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