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The Holocaust Survivor & His Great-Grandson

The Bond Between This Holocaust Survivor & His Great-Grandson Is Beautiful “Your number was your name…that’s all he was to them.” That’s what 10-year-old Elliott said to his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack Feldman, pointing to the number tattooed on his arm, A-17606. Jack is a Holocaust survivor who grew up in Poland before he was sent to Auschwitz. Elliott is the narrator of a new HBO documentary directed by Amy Schatz, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, which debuts Saturday, January 27 (...)

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Beshalach: Exodus 13:17 - 17:16

Abuja : 18:15-19:06, Lagos : 18:35-19:26, Ebonyi : 18:17-19:08, Rivers : 18:24-19:15, Enugu : 18:19-19:10, Abia : 18:20-19:11, Delta : 18:26-19:17, Anambra : 18:21-19:12, Imo : 18:22-19:12, Johannesburg : 18:44-19:39,Harare : 18:19-19:11, Yaoundé : 18:06-18:57, Antananarivo : 18:14-19:07, Accra : 17:51-18:42, Libreville : 18:19-19:10, Kinshasa : 18:00-18:50
"A time for war and a time for peace"
By Amitzur Barak*
The parting words of Moses, man of G-d, to the tribes of Israel before (...)

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January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

January 27, 1945 is the day the Auschwitz concentration camp in modern-day Poland was liberated by the Soviets, nearly eight months before the war officially ended. By the time they arrived though, many of the inhabitants had been sent out on a death march. When the Soviets arrived at the camp, around 7,000 people sick and dying people remained. In the five years it was open, an estimated 1.1 million people were killed at the concentration camp, around 90 per cent of whom were Jewish.
The (...)

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Praying in Hebrew, why ? BY RABBI HAROLD KUSHNER

Sometimes not understanding the words can actually enhance the experience of prayer.
Praying in Hebrew, reciting words that are familiar but untranslatable, helps reinforce the sense of prayer’s being an emotional-aesthetic experience rather than a rational-intellectual one. A friend of mine suggests that the Hebrew words function as a kind of mantra. They provide our rational side with something to keep it busy so that the non-rational part of us, usually repressed and kept in check by (...)

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Julius Lester, Jewish African-American has died

His family announced his death, which came after a brief hospitalization, on his Facebook page Thursday. He was 79.
An award-winning author of 43 books and articles in The New York Times and the Village Voice, he taught Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts. In 1994, Lester’s novel about the civil rights movement, “And All Our Wounds Forgiven,” was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
Lester came to the attention of the wider Jewish community in (...)

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