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Survivor: Joseph Alexander

By Jane Ulman

2 weeks ago

Photo by David Miller

Half the people in the cattle car were already dead when the train pulled in after midnight to the station in the Polish city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz). It was February or March of 1943, and... read full article

  • On Giving Tuesday, remembering one of its champions

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Today is the third annual Giving Tuesday, the day when Americans are urged to make charitable contributions — and when many philanthropies encourage them with matching campaigns.

    It’s also the first since Sol Adler, one of the initiative’s key champions, committed suicide.

    As...

  • New nonprofit offers subsidized trips to Israel for couples

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    3 weeks ago

    Organized, low-cost or even all-expenses-paid group tours to Israel most often target high-school students and college-age youth. Now, two East Coast social entrepreneurs want to bring the experience to a new demographic: recently married couples.

    Honeymoon Israel, a newly formed...

  • Swinging with The 5th Dementia

    by Roberto Loiederman

    3 weeks ago

    Twice a week, four older men get together to make music. There may be nothing unusual about that, but aging has not been kind to them: To varying degrees, they’ve been affected by dementia or Parkinson’s disease. 

    Nevertheless, when they get together and play standards from the...

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  • ‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

    by Gerri Miller

    3 weeks ago

    Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

    Waking up earlier, going to bed later and getting far less sleep than our bodies require not only makes us tired and unable to function, it...

  • Daughter finds the write words from dad

    by Rachel Heller Zaimont

    3 weeks ago

    My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving passages and hand-drawn hearts, my father’s heavy script only appeared at the bottom, where he signed his name. It seemed strange for a man...

  • Saving money on retirement fees

    by Brian Blum, Israel21c

    3 weeks ago

    When the Israeli crowdsourced traffic app Waze was acquired by Google for close to $1 billion last year, co-founder Uri Levine had a choice to make: Continue with his creation at Google or look for the next sexy segment to be democratized by the power of the crowd. He chose to move...

  • ‘A Sacred Culture Rebuilt’ at Museum of Tolerance

    by Tess Cutler

    3 weeks ago

    Just inside the fluorescent-lit room, six picnic-style tables were supplied with arts and crafts essentials: scissors, glue sticks and stock photos. 

    “A lot of survivors don’t have pictures,” said Lori Shocket, artist and curator of the hands-on exhibition, so she came prepared...

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