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The last reunion?

The last reunion?

PRAGUE — When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish officials insisted that at this year’s event, “the eyes of the world will be focused” on about 300 Holocaust survivors whose presence Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the former Nazi death camp near Cracow may be the last gathering of its sort.... Read more...
Two IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

Two IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

TEL AVIV — Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded this week when Hezbollah anti-tank missiles struck an Israeli patrol on the Israe...
Rabbi Rosenfeld dies

Rabbi Rosenfeld dies

Rabbi Israel Rosenfeld died on Jan. 26, 2015, one day before Auschwitz was liberated 70 years ago, in Denver. The man who rose from the ashes of Ausch...

The ABC’s of Palestinian land grabs

SOMETHING ABOUT the evidence of the eye contradicts the sales pitch on the printed page and the computer screen. The eye that visits the West Bank se...

If the President couldn’t tell a lie

In the famous 1997 movie comedy “Liar Liar,” actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son’s birthday wish being magically f...
From Rangers fan to NHL top boss

From Rangers fan to NHL top boss

NEW YORK — In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his...
 

Vaccinations down, measles up

Vaccinations down, measles up LOS ANGELES — A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the national headlines. California health officials report that the outbreak began at the Anaheim theme park in mid-December and quickly spread throughout the country, helped along in part by the growing influence of the anti-immunization movement, which sees vaccines as unhealthy and linked to disorders such as autism. Multiple s...
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When getting a little gelt was as good as gold

When getting a little gelt was as good as gold CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish continuity? At Chanukah time, when we get so wrapped up in gift giving, I propose that it’s a single dollar of gelt (Yiddish for money) that has the power to keep on giving beyond eight nights. Chanukah gelt referred originally in Europe and later America to coins given as gifts to children and adults. Today, gelt brings...
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After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine?

After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine? THIS YEAR is the 50th anniversary of the play, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Originally, the composer (Jerry Bock), and lyricist (Sheldon Harrnick) wanted to make a different musical, one based on Shalom Aleichem’s “Wandering Stars.” They decided that story required too many characters so they decided instead to write about Tevye the Dairyman. Most people probably know that Shalom Aleichem created the Tevye character; what they may not know (I didn’t until I read a collection of his stori...
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Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy! Two companies, one founded in Boulder, the other international, are working hard to share the numerous health benefits of chocolate. MXI Healthy Chocolate is a Canadian company with distributors around the world — the first in Colorado being Dr. Dan Sollee and his wife Esther. Boulder-based Cholaca was founded in 2012 by Ira Leibtag to create and sell what he calls “the most incredible chocolate beverage on earth.”
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Rabbi Israel Rosenfeld, 1928-2015

Memories of a living piece of history, of a unique holy soul, carry us forward. Rabbi Israel Rosenfeld died 70 years, minus one day, from the date of his liberation from Auschwitz, about which he never ceased speaking. He wore his pain on his tattooed arm and on his sleeve; he never got over the fact that he had gone through so much with his father in Auschwitz, only to see him sent to his death near Birkenau just before the end of the war. The Holocaust haunted Rabbi Rosenfeld. He cried easi...
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Rabbi Rosenfeld dies

Rabbi Rosenfeld dies Rabbi Israel Rosenfeld died on Jan. 26, 2015, one day before Auschwitz was liberated 70 years ago, in Denver. The man who rose from the ashes of Auschwitz to inspire faith when none seemed possible was gone. The simple graveside service, held later that day at Rose Hill Cemetery, took place on an unnaturally warm afternoon. Mourners stood united in their grief, but each heart beat to its own memories. Rabbis, Hillel Academy students, friends and acquaintances bowed their heads in personal reve...
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The kosher Super Bowl halftime show

Gabe Friedman For those looking for a more family-friendly (or a more Jewish) alternative to the usual halftime show, Orthodox radio host Nachum Segal provides a solution. ... [Link]

Hezbollah chief says group is not afraid of war with Israel

Gabe Friedman The leader of Hezbollah said that his group does not want a war with Israel but will take immediate action against any Israeli aggression. ... [Link]

B’nai Brith Canada’s weekly to suspend print edition

Cnaan Liphshiz If it becomes permanent, the 13-week stop in printing of The Jewish Tribune would leave the Canadian Jewish News as the country’s only publication of its kind. ... [Link]

Letter circulating among House Dems urges postponement of Netanyahu speech

Ron Kampeas A letter urging Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is circulating among Dem... [Link]

ADL slams lawmaker who asked for pledge from Muslim visitors

Ron Kampeas The Anti-Defamation League condemned as “antithetical to American values” a Texas lawmaker’s comment that Muslim visitors to her office should be requested to pledge allegiance to the United... [Link]

Israeli conductor dies during Switzerland concert

Cnaan Liphshiz Witnesses said Israel Yinon, 59, fell off the stage in Lucerne. ... [Link]

Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

Julie Wiener The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell two dorms, some of its air rights and potentially part of its library building to finance an ambitious campus redevelopment project. ... [Link]

IDF nabs 2 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

Cnaan Liphshiz The infiltration was thwarted shortly after Islamists killed 27 in four attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. ... [Link]

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