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Where is it Safe to Exist as Jews Today?

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“Why would you move to a country where there are bombs going off all the time?” This response was quickly fired from my friend, when I told him almost a decade ago that I would be moving from our beloved Atlantic City boards of New Jersey, to another state, called Israel. I didn’t know how…

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Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday with 400 Offspring

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On her 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz had one wish for all of her children, grandchildren and descendants to meet at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. About 400 family members showed up to celebrate, fulfilled her birthday request. Ovitz survived the Holocaust, specifically Auschwitz, and suffered the loss of her family, witnessing her mother being taken…

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Does the Holocaust Belong on Instagram?

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What if a 13-year-old girl in the Holocaust had Instagram? Evas.stories was launched as a personal Instagram blog on May 9, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, yet was a carefully crafted feature film presented in clips of Instagram stories. Eva.stories is based on a true story from Eva Heyman, a 13-year-old Hungarian girl who kept a…

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A Pause to Remember the Holocaust

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They gathered to sing about nothing other than life, while commemorating death. Today in Israel is Holocaust Memorial Day, where we remember the six million murders which took place only 80 years ago. Events, memorials and gatherings take place all over the country, including a special group singing event where 600 Holocaust survivors and their…

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Holocaust Remembrance and the Rise of Hate

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Every year on January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when people from across the globe commemorate the tragedy which took place during World War II. The notable day is intended to honor the victims who suffered through and because of the Holocaust, remembering the widespread genocide which occurred with the unfortunate combination of hatred, ignorance…

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