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  • In midst of war against ISIS, Iraqi Kurds Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day for the First Time

    May 13, 2016 | 12:03 pm

    On May 6th, officials of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremony was the first official commemoration of the Holocaust in Iraqi history and featured speeches by Nevzat Hadi, Mayor of Erbil, the capital of...

  • Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

    May 5, 2016 | 3:33 pm

    A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday.

    The flag burning near the Babi Yar ravine, where 30,000 Jews were murdered over the course of two days in September 1941, was...

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, never forget necessitates never Trump

    May 5, 2016 | 3:01 pm

    Today, on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we pledge to never forget the genocide of 12 million people, based on their religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and other factors. We do this so that we always remember that it is the duty of each and every one of us to fight genocide,...

  • Top Jewish official on Holocaust day: ‘Fear of the other’ rising in US

    May 5, 2016 | 11:26 am

    A top Jewish Obama administration official decried the rise of “the fear of the other” in the United States at an event marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah.

    “I do not think a Holocaust is happening in America, but I do worry about what is happening when we betray...

  • Top Israeli general walks back apparent Israel-Nazi comparison on Holocaust day

    May 5, 2016 | 9:17 am

    The Israel Defense Forces deputy chief of staff on Thursday clarified that he did not mean to compare Israel and its military to the rise of Nazism in Germany.

    Gen. Yair Golan “did not intend to compare the IDF and Israel to what happened in Germany 70 years ago. Such a...

  • Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews, Jewish students on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    May 5, 2016 | 8:53 am

    In his Holocaust Remembrance Day message, President Barack Obama called for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism in Europe and on campuses.

    “Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community both at home and abroad,” Obama said in his statement released...

  • French Jews slam Iranian president’s visit on Holocaust remembrance day

    January 28, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    French Jews protested the arrival of Iran’s president in Paris, saying it was particularly unacceptable because the visit fell on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Hassan Rouhani, who postponed a November visit to France because of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 in...

  • Holocaust remembrance speeches: How Obama and Netanyahu’s worldviews differ

    January 28, 2016 | 8:32 am

    President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday evening at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He exchanged warm greetings with Ambassador Ron Dermer, who noted that the speech was unprecedented. (Folks present said the last time a...

  • Obama: ‘We are all Jews’

    January 27, 2016 | 10:59 pm

    President Barack Obama honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday by declaring, “We are all Jews.”

    Addressing the Righteous Among Nations Awards Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, the President said, “We are all Jews, because anti-Semitism is a...

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    By Ilana Angel

    January 27, 2016 | 7:12 am

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

    Seventy one years later, we remember, and vow never to forget.

    I pray for everyone and everything lost, and for the world today.

    I pray for not only my people, but all people.

    I pray.

    I remember.

    I will never forget.

    I am keeping the faith.

  • Arthur Obermayer, US philanthropist who preserved German-Jewish history, dies at 84

    January 12, 2016 | 12:23 pm

    Arthur Obermayer, a Boston-based Jewish philanthropist who honored Germans for preserving local Jewish history, has died.

    Obermayer died Sunday in Dedham, Massachusetts, at 84. The cause of death was cancer, the family confirmed.

    A longtime activist in political and Jewish...

  • A Comforting Song for Holocaust Remembrance Day

    April 20, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    During last summer’s Israel-Hamas war, I experienced what daily life is like for millions of Israelis who live within range of Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic jihad rocket fire.  I traveled to the Jewish State from the U.S. to partake in an entrepreneurial leadership program for young...

  • Inernational Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 - WATCH some of the most outrageous Holocaust deniers

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 30, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Typing the word "Holohoax" on YouTube reveals a world of hundreds of Holocaust denial videos. Hateful people spend hours, days and even years to develop conspiracy theories that supposedly prove the Holocaust never existed, or that it did occur, but it was nothing like history...

  • Lauder, Spielberg warn of rising anti-Semitism

    January 27, 2015 | 9:08 am

    European leaders must do more to combat rising anti-Semitism on their home turf, Jewish leaders urged on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

    Governments must adopt a “zero tolerance” policy toward preachers of hate and importers of jihad, World Jewish...

  • Politics, Putin cast shadow over Auschwitz liberation anniversary

    January 27, 2015 | 8:55 am

    When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish officials insisted that at this year’s event, “the eyes of the world will be focused” on about 300 Holocaust survivors whose presence Tuesday at the former Nazi death camp near...

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - we must remember, remind and never forget.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 27, 2015 | 8:38 am

    Seven years ago, I stood on Auschwitz Birkenau’s railroad, where more than 1 million Jews were led to their death only 65 years beforehand.  It was part of a special 8-day journey offered to 11th graders in Israel, to travel to Poland and learn more, and from up-close, about the...

  • When the office is a death camp

    January 26, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Seventy years ago this month, Germany evacuated 58,000 prisoners from the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, burning documents and blowing up gas chambers and crematoria. On Jan. 27 — the day now celebrated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day — the Soviet Red...

  • Sirens and solidarity on Yom Hazikaron

    May 5, 2014 | 10:10 am

    We hadn’t expected the siren to ring.

    We knew there would be one the next morning, when, as on Holocaust Remembrance Day a week earlier, people would come to a standstill whether in their cars, at work or at home. But we didn’t know the same siren would ring out, across the whole...

  • Obama: Yom Hashoah is day to honor survivors, oppose anti-Semitism

    April 28, 2014 | 9:41 am

    President Obama called Holocaust Remembrance Day an opportunity to honor survivors.

    In a statement posted Monday on the White House website, Obama also called on the world to oppose anti-Semitism.

    “On this Yom HaShoah, I join people of all faiths in the United States, in the...

  • Germany: I Remember

    April 27, 2014 | 7:49 pm

    800px-White_Tower_Bad_Homburg_GermanyThis article was first published on We Said Go Travel for our Inspiration Writing Contest. I wanted to share it on the Jewish Journal for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lisa

    "Al! You're up early. And where's your 'shtick'?" I asked, using the word he substituted in place of 'cane'....

  • Anti-Semitism past and current decried at Holocaust memorials

    January 27, 2014 | 1:55 pm

    The president of the European Jewish Congress, making reference to the quenelle gesture, decried a new wave of anti-Semitism sweeping Europe at an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Brussels.

    Dr. Moshe Kantor made his remarks at the official annual European...

  • Israeli parliament to convene in Poland

    January 27, 2014 | 11:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Moved by concern that few eyewitnesses to the Holocaust remain and determined to ensure that memory of the atrocities of that era pass to the next generation, a majority of Israel's parliamentarians will fly to Poland for a...

  • Calendar January 25-31

    By Laura Donney

    January 22, 2014 | 11:20 am

    SAT | JAN 25


    Sometimes there is such thing as a free lunch. SoCal Museums is bringing you its ninth annual day of free art and culture, with 20 Southern California museums banding together to get you through their doors. From the Skirball to LACMA, to the...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Lessons of the Holocaust

    By Dennis Prager

    April 10, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    This week, Jews around the world observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day ought to be universally observed, because the lessons of the Holocaust are universal. Here are some of them:

    1. The Jews are the world’s canary in the mine.

    When Jews are murdered, it is a warning to...

  • Moving speeches mark March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Spring came exceptionally late to southern Poland this year, the patches of snow along the railway track into the former Birkenau concentration camp a reminder that winter had begun to loosen its grip just two days earlier. Yet that didn’t stop some 11,000 people marching the 3...

  • Interfaith leaders commemorate Yom Hashoah

    April 10, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    In what was anything but a typical Yom HaShoah assemblage, more than 300 people — including two rabbis, a Methodist preacher, a Catholic priest and a U.S. congressman — packed into Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge on April 7 for an interdenominational observance titled “Remembering...

  • ‘Six Million Coins’ pays it forward

    April 10, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Ori Rabinovitch, a fourth-grader at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, remembers how he recently met an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who could barely hear him — and who could not afford to buy a hearing device. 

    It bothered the 10-year-old that this man could not, in effect, afford...

  • April 9, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 9, 2013 | 3:30 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. Senators Seeking Tougher Economic Sanctions on Iran

    To Read: Military specialists Steven Metz and Douglas Lovelace argue that the US military should be careful of marginalizing its infantry and relying too heavily on high technology:

    Relying on a...

  • Kerry tells Peres he sees ‘road ahead’ on peace

    April 8, 2013 | 11:44 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Israel said he sees "a road ahead" on the two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Kerry made his remarks in a statement Monday afternoon following a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    "It has been...

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