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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:54:40 +0200

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US Jewish group sparks anger in Poland with Holocaust video

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:32:00 +0200

Video calls on US to sever ties with Poland over new controversial Holocaust Law and plays compilation of recordings of Jews spanning religious spectrum referring to the 'Polish Holocaust.'

Rabbi of world's biggest Orthodox community accuses Chief Rabbinate of Chillul Hashem

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:39:00 +0200

Adam Scheier, Leonard Cohen's rabbi and close friend of Canadian PM Trudeau, arrives to Israel to appear before Knesset committee hearing on alleged Chief Rabbinate 'black lists' of overseas rabbis; Scheier protests rabbinate disqualified him without so much as phoning him; Chief Rabbinate's director: 'There are no black lists, apologies to anyone offended.'

Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:41:00 +0200

Spike in number of Polish Jews inquiring about immigration to Israel amid hateful rhetoric in wake of Polish Holocaust law; head of Jewish community in Warsaw says members feel psychologically shaken or even depressed; 'Maybe this is history repeating itself,' says daughter of Holocaust survivor.

After Holocaust law, Poland moves to ban kosher slaughter

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:16:00 +0200

The lower house of the Polish parliament is expected to vote this week on a new bill on animal welfare, which includes restrictions on Jewish slaughter and kosher meat exports that could affect many of Europe's Jewish communities as well as meat prices in Israel.

Slovak synagogue transformed into a caf

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:21:00 +0200

No Jews remained in Trnava, Slovakia, after 80 percent of them were murdered in the Holocaust, but 2 synagogues still exist; a coffee shop was opened in one of them, boasting the name of Synagga Caf and the restoration works the proprietor carried out; Meir Davidson, an Israeli traveler who visited the caf, left with mixed feelings.

Israeli high school trips to Poland to continue

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:56:00 +0200

Despite controversial Polish law, Education Minister Bennett decides not to cancel school trips to the death camps and ghettos in Poland; these trips, he says, 'are first-class education for our children and for Holocaust education.'

The Jew who saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 20:20:00 +0200

Enzo Cavaglion was in his early 20s when he fought Nazis and fascists as part of an Italian partisan group; together with his brother, Riccardo, he helped more than 1,000 Jews who sought refuge in villages around the northern Italian city of Cuneo, putting his own life at risk. Now, at the age of 98, he is honored with the Jewish Rescuers Citation, which aims to correct the misconception that Jews didn’t rescue fellow Jews during the Holocaust.

The only Jew to survive the 1941 Odessa massacre

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:56:00 +0200

Mishka Zaslavsky, 93, will never forget the massacre in Odessa, when 22,000 Jews were burned alive; 'I've been told it's not nice to say I shoved people, but that's what happened,' recounts the only survivor to escape the inferno, while his mother and siblings were murdered; but he doesn't regret staying in Ukraine; 'If I go, who will protect my family's bones?'

Holocaust survivor, US lawmaker Lantos gets Budapest statute

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:05:00 +0200

A statue for Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in the US Congress, was unveiled in Budapest; Lantos, whose family perished in the Holocaust, served in the House of Representatives from 1981 until his death in 2008; 'Tom Lantos called on all of us to show courage in the face of fear,' says US official at ceremony.