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Auschwitz ‘Showers’ For Tourists Cool Off Some, Offend Others

08/31/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Of all the places on Earth, where would one least expect to see a new shower of any kind installed – even one that just mists overheated visitors?

Mist showers outside the Auschwitz memorial museum were meant to cool visitors, not heat them up. JTA

Plunder-Filled Nazi Train Worth Millions Has Likely Been Found

08/30/2015 - 20:00

With evidence mounting that a Nazi train loaded with millions of dollars worth of plundered items has been found in Poland, the World Jewish Congress urged the Polish government to ensure any goods stolen from Jews be returned to their legitimate owners or their heirs.

Montreal Businessman Says His Jewishness Stirred Efforts To Save Children From ISIS

08/25/2015 - 20:00

Montreal businessman Steve Maman said his Jewish background has stirred his efforts to save Yazidi and Christian children from ISIS.

Natalie Portman: Jewish Community Should Focus Less On The Holocaust

The Oscar-winning actress said other genocides should be taught in Jewish schools. Her comments immediately drew criticism.

08/24/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

This time, her critics aren’t film reviewers.

Natalie Portman on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Getty

Sir Nicholas Winton, The ‘British Schindler,’ To Appear On Stamp

08/24/2015 - 20:00

Britain’s Royal Mail said it will issue a commemorative stamp featuring Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the “British Schindler.”

U.S. Rabbis Sign Petition Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

08/24/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Hundreds of U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism signed on to a petition urging Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

Matisyahu Performs ‘Jerusalem’ In Spain Amid Palestinian Protests

08/23/2015 - 20:00

American Jewish singer Matisyahu sang his song “Jerusalem” as protesters waved Palestinian flags at a music festival in Spain.

Matisyahu performing at the opening ceremony of the European Maccabi Games on July 28, 2015, in Berlin. JTA

White House ‘Confident’ In Agreement Having Iran Perform Its Own Inspections

08/19/2015 - 20:00

A White House spokesman said the administration was “confident” in an agreement that would have Iran’s own inspectors examine a suspected weapons site.

Spanish Festival Apologizes, Re-Invites Matisyahu To Perform

08/18/2015 - 20:00

The Spanish Rototom Sunsplash music festival has issued a lengthy apology to Matisyahu for disiniviting him from performing, and has invited him again to perform on his original concert date.

Matisyahu performing at the opening ceremony of the European Maccabi Games on July 28, 2015, in Berlin. JTA

When A Dutch Jewish Woman Taught SS Officers How To Dance

08/17/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Even before Nazi racial laws turned her into a wanted person in her native Netherlands, Roosje Glaser had limited patience for rules.

Roosje Glaser, left, with her dance students during an excursion in 1942. JTA
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