Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
Judy Meisel told her story to a room filled with Catholic school teachers: She spoke of how she was taken from her native Lithuania to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland; how she managed to escape a death march after Allied aircraft mistakenly bombed them; and how she finally fled to Denmark, where a couple nursed her back to health...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
On April 29, 1945, Ernest Gross, a 19-year-old Romanian Jew, found himself waiting in a line of prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp, outside Munich. After 11 months in captivity in various camps, Gross' body was reduced to mere skin and bones. As he made his way toward the front of the line, he got his first glimpse of the...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann expected a parade of ghoulish figures to enter her West Philadelphia mansion on Halloween night. Still, when a student dressed as a suicide bomber posed with the costumed president -- and then posted the picture online -- the incident caused more than just a holiday scare. To many in the Jewish community, in particular,...
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By:
Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
The July 2005 terrorist bombing of three trains and a bus in London was the product of years and years of radical Islamists using the capital of England -- not the Middle East -- as a breeding ground for terror, according to British journalist Melanie Phillips. "The 7/7 bombers were boys from middle-class backgrounds who went to ordinary schools, went...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
After a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, unrest in Gaza and a political transition following former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's grave health issues, how is the Israeli economy doing? For Ron Dermer, economic minister for North America at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, the answer is quite clear: It's frankly better than ever. "How can Israel defy the laws of...
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