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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: VICTIMS OF TERROR FUND

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: VICTIMS OF TERROR FUND Our hearts are broken. We join in mourning the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh's Jewish community. We also pray for healing for those who were injured [...]

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Israeli Honored by Queen for ‘Strengthening Tech Partnership’ with UK

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Haim Shani is being honored for his contribution to the flourishing tech collaboration between the U.K. and Israel. By: Mara Vigevani/TPS  Haim Shani will be appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) [...]

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Moroccan king orders Holocaust studies added to school curriculum

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Education has the power to fight against discrimination and racism and against the ugly phenomenon of anti-Semitism,” stated King Mohammed VI of Morocco. King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday ordered that the Holocaust be [...]

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Response to BDS Activists: Be True To Yourself

By | August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

To those who sincerely want to boycott Israel – here is a list of Israeli inventions you should refrain from ever using, no matter the consequences. Stick to your convictions! By: Dr. Charles L. Richman Please do [...]

Faces of Israel: The Man Who Can’t Stop Inventing!

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Nanotech pioneer Prof. Oded Shoseyov has already founded 11 companies based on his inventions. Now he’s on his next: a 4D printing platform to create customized meals. By: Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c Oded Shoseyov’s lackluster [...]

Meaningful trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage: a Living Memorial to the Holocaust

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

On a rainy Wednesday, May 16, 2018, close to thirty people from Scranton and the Poconos headed to New York City to the Museum of Jewish Heritage: a Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the [...]

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American Joint Distribution Committee Representative Sean Goldstone Speaks to Jewish Federation of NEPA

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Sean Goldstone of the American branch of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) spoke to a group of Federation members from Scranton and the Poconos on Thursday evening May 17, 2018. Sean opened his program by screening a [...]

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Guatemala follows US, moves embassy to Jerusalem

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Guatemala made history when it followed the US in moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. By: World Israel News Staff Guatemala made history on Wednesday when it moved its embassy to Jerusalem from [...]

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UN warns of collapse of Gaza services after Hamas destroys fuel depot

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Gaza is facing yet another humanitarian crisis as a result of Hamas’ violent and destructive actions.  By: AP and World Israel News Staff The United Nations has warned that an alternative method of getting fuel [...]

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Hundreds Rally in Harrisburg for Teach PA Lobbying Mission

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Teach PA advocacy day in the Capitol focused on Increased Funding for Nonpublic Schools Harrisburg, PA--- Two hundred Jewish Day School activists including parents, students, educators and community leaders rallied on the steps of the capitol [...]

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SURVEY EXPOSES AMERICAN IGNORANCE ABOUT HOLOCAUST

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Two-thirds of Millennials interviewed, between the ages of 18 and 34, could not identify what Auschwitz is. Forty-one percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, according to a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness [...]

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New Israeli line of Passover wine launched by former NBA all-star Amar’re Stoudemire

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday, 6-foot-10 former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire effused over his new line of kosher-for-Passover wines, grown and produced in Israel. “It’s a blessing for [...]

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Mayor: Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world due to ‘zero misuse’ of guns

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Despite the constant threat of terror in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has announced that “Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world.” Supporting his claim, the mayor stated that the [...]

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Antwerp man filmed destroying 20 mezuzahs, harassing Jews

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

(JTA) — A 24-year-old refugee, believed to be Muslim, was briefly detained by Belgian police for anti-Semitic hate crimes, including the destruction of at least 20 mezuzahs in Antwerp, local Jews said. In recent weeks, [...]

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Super Bowl travelers can learn stories of Holocaust survivors through ‘Transfer of Memory’

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As thousands descend upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to see their heroes on the gridiron, some heroes they may not have expected to meet will greet them: Minnesotans who survived the Holocaust. These survivors are featured in [...]

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#WeRemember Holocaust Memorial Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

 A global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust is rapidly spreading. Will you join it? By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance [...]

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NPR Buries the Facts

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

An NPR piece entitled, “Israel Accused Of Revoking Thousands Of Jerusalem Residency Permits From Palestinians,” buried, and in some cases entirely left out, critical information. The author, Daniel Estrin, has a history of responsible journalism with [...]

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Trump, often polarizing, draws broad Jewish and Christian support on Jerusalem

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, or on any political topics for that matter. But Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital [...]

Rare ancient temple and vessels discovered on IDF training grounds

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Using drones,Israeli archaeologists recently exposed an exciting find so rare that similar sites in the nation can be counted on the fingers of one hand. An impressive 2200-year-old structure and a rare ritual altar have [...]

Ill-Defined: Google and Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Jew’ Issues

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

UPDATE In an email correspondence with HonestReporting, an Oxford University Press spokesperson has told us that editorial teams will now review the chosen sentences and make updates as necessary, as well as offering the following: As [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Watch: Meet the Women of Israel Jerusalem is all about the people. Getting to know the city’s diverse population is the best way to learn about its past and present. “Women and Stories [...]

Exposed BDS Activists Fail to Take Over Academic Association

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Lawsuit reveals: BDS led a covert campaign to take over the American Studies Association.   BDS led a covert campaign to take over the American Studies Association and use it as a tool to bash Israel, [...]

UN launches ‘unprecedented’ $1.3 billion legal campaign against Israel

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out [...]

Wisconsin inks water technology deals with Israel

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

(JNS.org) Institutions from Israel and Wisconsin this week signed two agreements to collaborate on water technology. One accord, between the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Wisconsin’s Water Council, [...]

WATCH: Israel helps save lives deep in Syria

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Israel has partnered with the outreach organization Frontier Alliance International to secretly bring urgent medical care to injured and sick Syrians far from the beleaguered nation’s border with Israel.   Originally posted November 1, 2017 [...]

Wiesenthal Center Demands LA Unified School District To End “Anti-Israel Mideast Workshop For Teachers”

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to end workshops on the Middle East that are being jointly sponsored by the district and the teachers union, UTLA, as [...]

‘Jews will burn’ note left on Connecticut sixth-grader’s locker

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(JTA) — A note reading “Jews will burn” was left on the locker of a sixth grader at a middle school in southwestern Connecticut. The superintendent of the Wilton city schools, Kevin Smith, told parents [...]

IDF blows up Gaza terror tunnel, killing at least 7

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces blew up a terrorist tunnel that stretched from Khan Younis in Gaza to Israel. The tunnel, which ended in Israel near the border with Gaza, is believed to [...]

Rutgers Professor Calls Judaism ‘Most Racist Religion,’ Blames Jews for Armenian Genocide, in Flurry of Antisemitic, Homophobic and Sexist Posts

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A Rutgers University professor has published multiple social media posts containing antisemitic canards and caricatures, including blaming the Armenian genocide on Jews, describing Judaism as “the most racist religion in the world,” and calling Israel [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The head of a Palestinian village in Jerusalem says almost all of the city’s Arabs would prefer to live peacefully under Israeli administration. Palestinian leaders often claim that they would like to take a [...]

Israel joins US in mourning over Las Vegas mass shooting

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Netanyahu and Rivlin expressed condolences to the American people on behalf of all Israelis over the largest mass shooting in US history. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday issued his condolences to the American people [...]

Threatening anti-Semitic flier sent to Brooklyn kosher bakery

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(JTA) — An anti-Semitic flier that threatens Jews was sent to a kosher bakery in Brooklyn. Police are investigating the notice sent to the Weiss Bakery in the haredi Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park. It [...]

Stormfront To Hold White Supremacist Conference On Yom Kippur

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Stormfront, one of the oldest hate sites on the internet, is hosting a conference in eastern Tennessee starting Friday, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported. The online forum, which has over 300,000 members around the world, will host [...]

Jewish groups welcome German Chancellor Merkel’s electoral victory but disturbed by entry of extremist Alternative for Germany into Bundestag

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term in Sunday’s federal elections, calling her “a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people.” But Lauder also [...]

Israel’s Technion, Cornell Celebrate Opening of Joint Grad School in New York

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Taking advantage of a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new university in New York City,” Cornell and Israel’s Technion are teaming up to establish a cutting-edge institution.  By: Shiri Moshe/The Algemeiner Cornell Tech officially dedicated its [...]

French Jewish family beaten in anti-Semitic home invasion

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A French Jewish leader and his family were assaulted in their home near Paris in what representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack. In the attack Thursday night, three men, two of whom were [...]

Security forces arrested a Palestinian singer for lauding a terrorist who murdered three members of an Israeli family.

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Israeli security forces on Wednesday night arrested a Palestinian wedding singer for writing, performing and distributing a song that glorifies the brutal terror attack in July in which a Palestinian stabbed and murdered three members of an Israeli family in [...]

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man’s Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had [...]

As Iran expands its military influence in Syria, Israel puts the world on notice

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base, filling it with heavily armed Shi’a proxy forces, and earmarking it as a launchpad for future attacks on Israel. Israel, in [...]

“Your UJA dollars at work….. in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Israel & throughout the Jewish World”

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania is the parliament of the Jewish communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania and includes Lackawanna, Pike, Monroe, and Wayne counties.  Metaphorically speaking, the Federation is the “garden” and its funded agencies [...]

They Shouted ‘Here Is The Synagogue’ and Waved Swastikas

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

President of Beth Israel congregation, Charlottesville, tells in special column what community experienced during neo-Nazi demonstrations. The head of the Beth Israel congregation in Charlottesville, Alan Zimmerman, wrote in his column on his community's experience [...]

Trashing a Transcript to Implicate Israel

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On August 10, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) The World Today radio program interviewed a representative from Oxfam on the topic of Gaza’s electricity crisis. (You can listen to the interview here.) While the interview was not controversial, [...]

DRIP IRRIGATION, JEWEL OF ISRAELI TECH, SELLS FOR $1.5B

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the deal, the parties said they have agreed to maintain Netafim's core activity in Israel, including continued production and R&D activity, for at least the next 20 years. The Mexican petrochemicals giant [...]

Award-winning Israeli cancer researcher says immunotherapy is the ‘future’ of treatment

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A rapidly aging population and increased environmental risks have led cancer to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in parts of the Western world. Researchers remain a long way from eradicating cancer, [...]

European-Funded Palestinian NGOs Launch Fierce Defense of PA’s Terror Payments Policy

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Leading Palestinian NGOs — many of them backed with generous funding from European governments and agencies — have launched a new campaign in defense of the Palestinian Authority’s widely condemned policy of paying monthly salaries and [...]

26 Venezuelan Jews flee chaos, immigrate to Israel

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Basic goods and services are being disrupted by economic malfunction in country amid daily battles between police and youth After several years of discontent with the far-left government under President Nicolas Maduro and his late [...]

COLUMNIST FIRED FOR SAYING HIGH-PAID FEMALE BBC JOURNALISTS EARN MORE BECAUSE THEY’RE JEWISH

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Updated | The Irish edition of The Sunday Times, owned by Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch, has pulled an article that said the two highest-earning female broadcasters at the BBC managed to secure better pay because they were Jewish. The [...]

Terrorist who slaughtered Salomon family gets salary from PA

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

As the United Nations prepared for a special Security Council session to address the Temple Mount crisis in Jerusalem, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, presented a grisly photo of the carnage committed by [...]

Developing countries benefit from Israeli child development program

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Developing countries benefit from Israeli child development program Professionals from developing countries will use knowledge gained in Israel to better their home nations. On July 27, professionals from Uganda, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania and [...]

Netanyahu praises French president for condemning anti-Semitism

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

At a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the “Vel' d'Hiv” Holocaust-era roundup of French Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday lauded France’s President Emmanuel Macron for condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.  Israeli Prime Minister [...]

Biased textbooks turning young Americans against Israel, research shows.

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

WASHINGTON, DC—Anti-Israel bias in the textbooks used by many American high schools may be to blame for the decrease in sympathy for Israel among young adults. According to the Brand Israel Group, only 54 percent [...]

Plant Research at Weizmann: Food Security for a Growing World

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Israel’s earliest days, Weizmann Institute scientists invented a method for waxing oranges so they could be shipped, which was a major boon for the country’s then-fledgling, agriculture-based economy. Since those days, the Weizmann Institute [...]

Italian Doctors Fooled Nazis by Inventing This Fake Disease

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted by Abby Sher at thejewniverse.com on May 22, 2017 In 1943, a team of ingenious Italian doctors invented a deadly, contagious virus called Syndrome K to protect Jews from annihilation. On October 16 [...]

France’s Macron expels party member over BDS support

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted at World Israel News on May 22, 2017 Macron expelled a parliamentary candidate from his party over his support for boycotts on Israel. French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche Political party dropped a candidate for [...]

Never Forget: Symposium teaches students the horrors of the Holocaust

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted by Peter Cameron, May 10, 217 on Times Tribune Alan Moskin was a 19-year-old Jewish-American soldier in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army when his division came upon Gunskirchen, a concentration camp in [...]

50-YEAR SPECIAL: RELIVE THE SIX DAY WAR

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally posted on jpost.com on May 8, 2017 June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The war was a pivotal event in the [...]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted on the Times of Israel BY RAPHAEL AHREN AND ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT  on May 2, 2017 The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to [...]

Upcoming UNESCO resolution to reject Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on April 27, 2017 on World Israel Newsat by Jonathan Benedek The text of an upcoming resolution would reportedly mark the first time UNESCO will officially reject Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem.  The United Nations [...]

Bipartisan US Bill Seeks to Combat BDS Supporters

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published March 26, 2017 on United with Israel Congress introduced further legislation to combat BDS and show US support for the Jewish State.  Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and [...]

Israel 9th Healthiest Country in the World

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted March 23, 2017 on United with Israel Israel is not only the happiest country in the region, it is also the healthiest country in the Middle East. After being ranked earlier this week as [...]

Governor Wolf Statement on Acts and Threats Against Jewish Institutions in Pennsylvania

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally published on February 27, 2017 at governor.pa.gov Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement in reaction to a series of threats and direct acts against Jewish institutions in Pennsylvania that follow a [...]

The Real Obstacle to Peace: Jew Hatred & Terrorism

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published February 13, 2017 at wiesenthal.com Anti-Semitism continues to be rampant across Palestinian society As President Benyamin Netanyahu meets with President Trump on Wednesday there will be much discussion about keeping alive the "Two-State [...]

SWC Condemns Deadly Jerusalem Truck Attack

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally posted on January 8, 2017, on wiesenthal.com Real Obstacle To Two-State Solution Is Palestinian Terrorism Which Should Be Target Of Upcoming Paris 'Peace' Conference The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned today’s murderous truck attack that killed [...]

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ is a German best-seller for 2016

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted on jta.org on January 3, 2017 (JTA) — The annotated edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” sold 85,000 copies in the one year since it was released in print for the first time [...]

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Neo-Nazi website: Hamas member will speak at armed march in Montana on MLK Day

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

This article was originally published on jta.org on January 5, 2017 (JTA) — A neo-Nazi website said it has filed the paperwork for an armed neo-Nazi march designed to harass the Montana Jewish community of [...]

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‘The Genius of Judaism’: An Interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published on The Tower. Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s leading public intellectual, returns to the United States in January to promote his new book, The Genius of Judaism, perhaps the fullest expression yet of his commitment [...]

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Yaffa Eliach, pioneering Holocaust historian, dies at 79

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 9, 2016 (JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, [...]

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Ruth Gruber, journalist who helped Holocaust survivors, dies at 105

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 18, 2016 (JTA) — Ruth Gruber, an American journalist who escorted 1,000 Jewish Holocaust refugees from Europe to the United States, has died. She was 105. Gruber died Thursday in [...]

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Kristallnacht Event Drew a Packed House

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

On November 10, Kristallnacht, forty members of the Jewish community met at the Scranton JCC to meet Chris Nicola and to watch the documentary “No Place on Earth” a remarkable story of survival and triumph [...]

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Make a Donation to Tzedakah Tzeason Benefitting Operation Gratitude

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This year we will joining OPERATION GRATITUDE and sending gift cards to our servicemen and women and veterans. Please bring or send your gift cards to chain stores or gift cards to MasterCard and Visa [...]

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