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  • When a Dutch Jewish woman taught SS officers how to dance

    August 17, 2015 | 3:18 pm

    Even before Nazi racial laws turned her into a wanted person in her native Netherlands, Roosje Glaser had limited patience for rules.

    A lighthearted and sometimes frivolous Jewish dance instructor who loved jazz music and the company of handsome men, Glaser ignored the 1940 Nazi...

  • Dassa Connects a Step-Kick at a Time

    By Susan Josephs

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    By the age of 4, Dani Dassa knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

    "I remember going to the synagogue on Simchat Torah and watching the adults jumping up and down with the Torah," he says. "Even then, I knew there was something to that kind of dancing."

    Some 73 years...