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Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber: Gaza Terror-Your Dollars at Work


We read about kites, balloons, rockets, and mortars emanating from Gaza on an almost daily basis. The human, ecological, and agricultural impacts create significant challenges to those who bravely reside in the border regions in southern Israel – areas that are indisputably a part of the …

American Jews Lead Kippah Solidarity Walk in Heart of Berlin


A “kippah walk” in Berlin shows solidarity with Jews in the German capital, July 15, 2018. (JFNA Marketing)

BERLIN (JTA) — American Jews joined local Muslims and Jews for a “kippah walk” through the heart of Berlin in a show of solidarity with Jews in the German capital.

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Nazi-Confiscated Pen Helps Locate Survivor’s Son, Rewrite Family History


Yaron Roksa holds pen confiscated by the Nazis from his father at Neuengamme concentration camp in 1944. The pen was returned to the Roksa family by ITS on July 3, 2018. (Laura Ben-David/Courtesy of ITS)

When Hungarian-Jewish teenager Istvan Rokza arrived at the Neuengamme concentration ca…

The Egyptian Belly Dancing Sisters with a Secret Jewish Identity


The foreign military forces that filled Egypt’s main cities in the post-World War II era brought about many changes in the local entertainment culture. Many nightclubs were opened and musicians, actors and dancers – both male and female – took advantage of the tremendous thirst for en…

Breaking with Tradition, It’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish


Steven Skybell as Tevye and the ensemble sing 'Tradition' during the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof.' (Victor Nechay/ ProperPix.com)

NEW YORK — There are times in life where something seems so obvious you can’t believe it hasn’t happened befo…