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BY JTA STAFF (JTA) – The end of each year offers the opportunity to remember the Jewish figures we lost over the past 12 months who left outsized impressions on our world. This year, … more
(JTA) – A record 2.32 million people from around the word visited the sites of the former Nazi camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in 2019. The total is about 170,000 more than in 2018, which also … more
When I was a little girl growing up in Providence, my bubbe told me stories about her mother leaving Russia in 1905 and finding a better life in America. Throughout my bubbe’s life, … more
BERLIN (JTA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored by the World Jewish Congress for her role in fighting anti-Semitism. The annual Theodor Herzl Prize recognizes individuals who … more
In late August and early September, Betsalel Laurent Elouna, founder and leader of Beith Bnei Yeshouroun synagogue in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, visited Providence, staying for a week at the home of Rabbi Wayne and Anne Franklin. more
JTA – The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B’nai B’rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s … more
Among the memorabilia sold in Kazimierz’s Plac Nowy, or New Square – as well as in other parts of Krakow and throughout Poland – are pictures and figurines of the “Lucky … more
Prior to World War II, about one-tenth of Poland’s population was Jewish, and Jews made up almost a quarter of Krakow, Poland’s residents. By the end of the war, 90% of Poland’s Jews had been killed by the Nazis and their accomplices. Many of the Jewish structures in Kazimierz, an area that the Polish King Casimir the Great invited Jews to settle in during the 14th century, still stand in Krakow, though they remain largely emptied of Jewish occupants. more
JTA – Chabad has opened its first center in Rwanda, which becomes the African nation’s first synagogue served by a permanent rabbi. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, and their … more
(JTA) — The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B’nai B’rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s … more
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