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Canadian Synagogue Hosts 'Death Cafe'

01/20/2014
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Congregation Shaarkey Zedek in Winnipeg hosted a "Death Cafe" – a program that allows people to come together to talk about death and dying in a social setting – earlier this month, according to the Canadian Jewish News.

In Dublin, Irish Jewish Museum To Expand

01/20/2014
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The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin is about to embark on a $14.8 million expansion, according to the London-based Jewish Chronicle newspaper.

French Comic Dieudonne Drops Tour Amid Financial Probe, Bans Due To Content

01/13/2014
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Amid an investigation into his finances and bans on his shows because of anti-Semitic content, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala said he  was abandoning his nationwide tour.

How Mandela Chose An Israeli Educator

To Launch Training Program In South Africa

01/10/2014
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Nelson Mandela was recalled recently by a leading Israeli educator who was chosen in 1992 by the then-South African president to lead an innovative educational program that is still operating in South African schools.

Hitchcock's 'Lost' Holocaust Documentary To Be Screened

01/09/2014
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A “lost” 1945 documentary on the Holocaust using harrowing footage of the death camps shot by British and Soviet film units is to be released late this year just ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, according to the British newspaper The Independent.

Mein Kampf An E-Book Bestseller

01/09/2014
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Hitler’s 1925 autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf, has become a surprise best seller in the e-book market.

Survivors Call On Merkel

Chancellor should intercede in East German claims, lawyers say.

01/07/2014
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Eva Lipman is asking for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s help in getting compensation for her grandfather’s Berlin hat factory that had been seized by the Nazis.

The Max Kaiser hat factory showroom in East Berlin owned by Eva Lipman’s grandfather. Photo courtesy Eva Lipman

Ban Shows By Comedian Dieudonne, French Minister Tells Mayors

01/07/2014
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French interior Minister Manuel Valls instructed French mayors to ban performances by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

More U.S.-Israel Secrets To Come From Snowden

01/07/2014
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Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the story of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's leaks, said on Monday in an Israeli television interview that more secrets that relate to Israel will be revealed in future stories, the news agency Reuters reported.

Israeli Terrorism Expert: New Beirut Blast Further Tie To Syria Civil War

01/03/2014
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A car bomb exploded in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut stronghold yesterday, reportedly killing five and injuring at least 20 in what an Israeli terrorism expert said is further evidence that the civil war in Syria is spilling over into Lebanon.

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