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Recognition for an Argentine film about the Holocaust

Recognition for an Argentine film about the Holocaust

The award-winning documentary “Lea y Mira make their mark” reflects the stories of two friends who, as teenagers, were transferred on death trains to the extermination camp of Auschwitz Lea Zajac and Mira Kniaziew were two teenagers when the world, theirs, and that of the rest of humanity, changed forever. Lea and Mira spent two years Auschwitz, the extermination […]

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The Belgian Priest who Saved 400 Jews

The Belgian Priest who Saved 400 Jews

Dom Bruno joined the resistance and at great risk to his life established a network of hiding places for Jewish children. Born into an upper middle class, pious Catholic family in Brussels, it was not unusual for Henri Reynders to choose the life of a monk. But in many other respects Reynders proved to be […]

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Exploring Jewish Life in Lodz: An Interview with Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, Community Spiritual Leader 

Exploring Jewish Life in Lodz: An Interview with Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, Community Spiritual Leader 

Rabbi Dawid Szychowski is the Lodz Jewish community’s spiritual leader. He was appointed emissary by Shavei Israel, an Israeli organization that encourages people with Jewish ancestry to strengthen their connection with Israel and the Jewish people. Originally from Poland, Rabbi Szychowski moved to Jerusalem to continue his rabbinic studies at the Machon Meir yeshiva. He received his rabbinic […]

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France: Major exhibition in Rouen on Medieval Jews; renovation of “Maison Sublime” (oldest Jewish building in France) under way

France: Major exhibition in Rouen on Medieval Jews; renovation of “Maison Sublime” (oldest Jewish building in France) under way

A major exhibition on medieval Jewish life and culture in northern Europe is under way at the Musée des Antiquités in Rouen, France. Called Savants e Croyants: Les Juifs d’Europe du Nord au Moyen Age (Scholars and Believers: Jews of Northern Europe in the Middle Ages), the exhibit opened May 25 and will run until September 16. […]

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Middle East’s largest natural history museum opens in Israel

Middle East’s largest natural history museum opens in Israel

The ark-shaped museum, located in Tel Aviv, houses 5.5 million specimens from around the world, from early human skulls to rare taxidermy pieces. Upon entering the new natural history museum in Tel Aviv, visitors are greeted by a vivid re-enactment of the great avian migrations from Africa to Europe through northern Israel’s Hula Valley, complete […]

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