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Largest Conference on Antisemitism in Jerusalem

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In its fifth year, and the largest planned gathering to date, President Reuven Rivlin announced that over 30 world leaders and counting, will gather in Jerusalem to focus on “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism.” The event is set to take place in January 2020 at Yad Vashem. The conference will also coincide with the 75th…

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Where is it Safe to Exist as Jews Today?

in Life, Culture & Sports

“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

in Life, Culture & Sports

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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