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  • Warsaw to restore 1,000 Jewish tombstones used for construction

    1 week ago

    The City of Warsaw has agreed to return and preserve 1,000 Jewish headstones that were used to construct a recreational facility inside one of the city’s parks.

    The headstones, which are currently part of a pergola and stairs at a park in Warsaw’s Praga district, will be returned...

  • Britain giving $3.4 million to Auschwitz site preservation

    May 26, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Britain will contribute about $3.4 million to help preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp memorial.

    The donation to the foundation for the preservation of the former death camp site will be used for restoration and preservation.

    “I am determined that the government should...

  • Scrolls for sale

    By Julie G Fax

    February 22, 2008 | 12:00 pm

    The calligraphy on the coffee-colored parchment is crisp and clear, with delicately ascending crowns adorning the Hebrew letters. But rather than being unfurled on a bima and read by a proud bar mitzvah boy, this water-stained fragment of a Torah scroll from Turkey -- thought to be...
  • Hancock Park Infighting Escalates

    By Julie G Fax

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Update September 25, 2007: City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul.

    Smoldering tensions between the Orthodox community and other Hancock Park residents, many of them also Jewish, are heating up anew, as a battle over...

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  • Latkes That Last

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Finally! You can now say goodbye to those weird frozen triangles of premasticated potatoes that pass for latkes after Chanukah has ended and the frying pan and grater have been packed up. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have come up with an...

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