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Bury my ashes at Auschwitz

by Sara Davidson

April 23, 2014 | 2:12 pm

Sara Davidson and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Photo by Carl Studna

When you’re a reporter heading for a war zone, as I was when I flew to Afghanistan several years ago, you prepare for the possibility that you won’t return. The lawyer who helped me revise... read full article

  • Yom HaShoah: The value of memory

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 23, 2014 | 11:00 am

    In the Torah, God is constantly remembering, and that remembering is followed by action. God remembers Noah and then stops the flood. God remembers the Israelites and then frees them from bondage. When we speak about the Sabbath, we say “Shamor v’zachor b’dibur echad,” that the...

  • Celebrating the newest Roman Catholic Saints

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 23, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Ordinarily, Jews have little interest in whom the Roman Catholic Church canonizes as saints. Yet, on the Sunday after Easter, the day that coincides with Yom Ha-Shoah, the 27th of Nisan, two men, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, will be elevated to sainthood, and both of them...

  • ‘Six Million Coins’ pays it forward

    by Jared Sichel, Contributing Writer

    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...

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  • Obama in Yom HaShoah message cites commitment to combat intolerance

    JTA

    April 8, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    President Obama in his Yom HaShoah message recalled his recommitment in Israel last month to combating anti-Semitism and intolerance.

    "Today, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jewish victims and millions of others who perished in the darkness of the Shoah," Obama said Monday...

  • Yom HaShoah: An eternal nation, bound together by our faith

    by Frank Lowy

    April 8, 2013 | 10:32 am

    A few months after my bar mitzvah, my father disappeared.

    We didn’t know what had happened to him.

    In our apartment in Budapest, there was a couch under the window and I would stand on it day after day looking into the street, watching, waiting for my father to appear.

    In a...

  • Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    April 8, 2013 | 10:26 am

  • Survivor initiative to thrive on common cents

    by Jared Sichel, Staff Writer

    April 3, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    Sixty-eight years after being liberated from the horrors of the Holocaust, many aging survivors are living another nightmare — poverty without hope.

    “Every single one of them came to this country destitute, with zero resources, and had to start from the beginning,” Stephen D....

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