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Posts Tagged: Warsaw Ghetto

August 8, 2016 7:03 am
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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
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Books of Esther Found in Hidden Warsaw Ghetto Synagogue Brought to Israel

JNS.org - 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
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Holocaust Novel Wins Jewish Literary Award

JNS.org - 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
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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
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Pope Francis References ‘State of Palestine,’ Makes Surprise Stop at Security Fence

JNS.org - 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
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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
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Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple

JNS.org - 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,...

December 27, 2012 2:06 pm
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Hitler Statue at Site of Warsaw Ghetto Stirs Controversy

An Italian artist's exhibition that includes a statue of a kneeling Hitler placed at the former location of the Warsaw Ghetto has angered Polish Jews and...

December 11, 2012 9:48 pm
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Defiance, Then Destruction: Chanukah in the Warsaw Ghetto

"Never before in Jewish Warsaw were there as many Hanukkah celebrations as in this year of the wall." That entry from the diary of Hebrew educator Chaim Kaplan...

Culture

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Palestinian-American Columbia Professor Rashid Khalidi: Pro-Israel Figures ...

Pro-Israel figures will “infest” President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, a Palestinian-American Columbia University professor and notorious critic of the Jewish state...

Israel

Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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