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Posts Tagged: Warsaw Ghetto

August 8, 2016 7:03 am

Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000 Jews in the Polish capital. Its Jews were forced into...

March 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Books of Esther Found in Hidden Warsaw Ghetto Synagogue Brought to Israel - Three Books of Esther scrolls read on Purim during the Holocaust were recently found in a hidden synagogue at the Warsaw Ghetto after a...

January 12, 2016 1:26 pm

Holocaust Novel Wins Jewish Literary Award - The Book of Aron: A Novel, by Jim Shepard, received the 2016 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature at the midwinter meeting...

May 26, 2014 10:07 am

Pope Francis’ Failure to Confront Evil

No one can deny that Pope Francis is a man who walks the walk. While many disagree with his neo-socialist world-view, who can feel anything...

May 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Pope Francis References ‘State of Palestine,’ Makes Surprise Stop at Security Fence - During his visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis said he hoped "all will refrain from initiatives...

February 17, 2014 2:51 pm

The Winter of Our Discontent

If you're feeling down, stop reading right now. You're only going to be more depressed. This is the winter of our discontent. Morbid, morose, awful weather...

September 12, 2013 6:45 am

Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple - A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment...

June 27, 2013 8:15 am

My Promise to the ‘Lion of Judah’

In August of last year I was invited to the premiere of a Holocaust documentary at the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village entitled 'Lion of...

April 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising by Honoring Veteran of the Fight

Friday was the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and to commemorate the event the city will open its new Museum of the History...

April 17, 2013 1:25 pm

Warsaw Ghetto Site of Newly Opened Museum to Show Jews Not a ‘Footnote to Polish History’

WARSAW—The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is built on the hallowed ground of the Warsaw Ghetto, literally on a site of genocide, at...

April 16, 2013 7:27 pm

Poll: 45% of Polish High School Students Would be ‘Unhappy’ if Family Member Was Discovered to be Jewish

A high proportion of Polish schoolchildren are openly anti-Semitic, according to a new survey carried out at schools across the capital city Warsaw. The poll,...

January 17, 2013 2:15 am

70 Years Later, Recalling the First Battle Against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto

Seventy years ago this month, the Nazis began their second deportation of the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. In response, on Jan. 18,...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Trump to GOP Jerusalem Rally: ‘I’ll Make America, Israel Safe A... - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a rally in Jerusalem held by Republican supporters he will make “America and...


Shimon Peres’ Tombstone Unveiled; Netanyahu Announces Nuclear Facilit...

Israel marked 30 days since the death of former President Shimon Peres with a traditional Jewish 30 day memorial ceremony...

Middle East

UN: ISIS Using Hostages as Human Shields in Mosul

Islamic State fighters have taken “tens of thousands” of men, women and children hostage in the city of Mosul, and executed at least 232 people on Wednesday, according to the...