Sixteen surviving members of the Bielski Brigade, Jewish partisans who saved thousands from the Nazis and their collaborators in Belarus during the Holocaust, were honored in Manhattan Monday night by the Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation.
(JTA) — A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded $900,000 for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.
A U.S. District Court jury in Brooklyn found in favor of Adam Wiercinski on Oct. 24 in four hours, the New York Post reported Monday.
Citing the lawsuit, the newspaper reported that one manager at the Mangia 57 restaurant in Manhattan would pass gas in front of Wiercinski and then joke that it was Zyklon B, which was used in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust.
Joseph Huber likes to tell the story of how a casual offer to run a few miles turned a middle-aged, weekend athlete into an obsessive marathoner.
A marathoner who’s about to run his 100th marathon.
Now a resident of Pine Brook, N.J., and a longtime Jewish communal professional, he was visiting some relatives in East Hampton, L.I., in 1985. He was 35, out of shape; he played some pick-up-game basketball games but had gained 30 pounds since he quit smoking. Then his sister-in-law challenged him to run three miles with her on the roads of her Long...
Aaron Karov’s doctors thought he might not survive the injuries he sustained in Israel’s Cast Lead military operation in Gaza in 2009. A paratroop platoon commander’s aide, he was badly wounded when a booby-trapped house he and other soldiers were searching collapsed on them; he was wounded in the head, face and chest.