Orli Santo |
Special To The Jewish Week
Dudu Zar’s voice on the phone is so eerily familiar that it actually triggers a flashback. I’m 7 years old again, sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of the TV, where on the one and only channel he’s singing to a bunch of hand puppets about Israel. “We have a country, we have a home,” he educates us all. “Who is building it and who is planting it? All of us together.”
When the German government agreed earlier this year to pay $1 billion over the next four years for homecare for Jewish Holocaust survivors, it agreed to revisit that amount if the need arose. A new study suggests it may need to increase that money in another 18 months.
For the past six weeks, a disarmingly friendly young Israeli with a distinctive accent has been steadily introducing himself to college students, teens, schools, JCCs, synagogue communities and others here in Westchester, in his role as the county’s first community shaliach, or emissary.
Adam Dickter |
Assistant Managing Editor
Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League timed for release at the centennial meeting of its national commission in Manhattan this week.