Posted: Mon, 03/18/2013 - 13:20 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | The Yad
Hannah Bloch Kohner: Her life was many survivors' lives/vogcharity.org

 

In the immediate decades after World War II, the systematic murder of 6,000,000 Jews as part of Nazi genocide had not acquired a name of its own. When I learned about the fate of the Jews during the Final Solution, during religious school classes and temple youth groups in the 1960s, “Holocaust” hadn’t entered the public lexicon in this context.

But 60 years ago this spring, the Six Million acquired a face in this country.

Her name was Hanna Bloch Kohner.

Posted: Mon, 03/18/2013 - 04:29 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | The Yad
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Every day, religiously, Don Brittain, a retired aerospace worker who lives in Tacoma, Washington, checks the paper for that day’s sundown time.

Brittain’s religion is not Judaism; he’s not interested in the latest time to daven the after mincha prayer service, or, on Friday, to determine the right time for candle-lighting.

He’s figuring out when to play Taps.

Posted: Mon, 03/11/2013 - 03:56 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | The Yad
Civil rights marches -- and their subsequent re-enactments -- follow in old footsteps/Shalom Center

An interracial group, including men and women from around the country, began gathering at a community college in Selma, Alabama, early on Sunday morning last week.

Posted: Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:20 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | The Yad
Anne Hathaway: big honor, small role. Photo via Biography.com

At last week’s Academy Awards ceremony, one of the favorites was Anne Hathaway.

Posted: Tue, 02/19/2013 - 05:39 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | The Yad
The site of 2014 Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football?  A year from now in New Jersey?