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  • FOCUS ON ISSUES Holocaust survivor loses battle, vows to fight on for compensation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (JTA) — After more than five decades, a window of opportunity opened for Holocaust survivor Edith Golden. Then, quickly, the window shut again. As a result of a 1995 U.S. court ruling, which awarded Hugo Princz and 10 other Americans imprisoned by the Nazis in concentration camps some $2.1 million, Golden…

  • FOCUS ON ISSUES Holocaust survivor loses battle, vows to fight on for compensation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (JTA) — After more than five decades, a window of opportunity opened for Holocaust survivor Edith Golden. Then, quickly, the window shut again. As a result of a 1995 U.S. court ruling, which awarded Hugo Princz and 10 other Americans imprisoned by the Nazis in concentration camps some $2.1 million, Golden…

  • Christmas Eve is now time for Jewish singles to meet

    NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (JTA) — ‘Twas the night before Christmas — and more than 3,000 Jewish singles gathered at a Manhattan hot spot to socialize the night away. They came from all of New York’s boroughs, New Jersey and Connecticut, and from as far away as Toronto, and paid $25 — $20 if they…

  • Take me out to the ballgame for Israeli music, kosher food

    NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (JTA) — The banner yet waved — the Israeli blue-and- white banner, that is. Before Tuesday night’s baseball game at Shea Stadium between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, a group of youngsters stood in center field, holding both the American and Israeli flags. As the more than…

  • Volkswagen’s decision could influence other German firms

    NEW YORK, July 8 (JTA) — Volkswagen’s decision to establish a fund for Jewish slave laborers ups the ante on other German companies to make similar payments. Just three weeks after the German car company rejected demands to compensate 30 Jewish slave laborers who had worked for the company during World War II, the auto…

  • Poland removes controversial crosses displayed at Auschwitz

    NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (JTA) — Jewish groups are claiming victory in the latest battle at Auschwitz. Under orders from the Polish government, eight crosses and 11 Stars of David were removed last week from the grounds of the Nazi death camp. “This is a great achievement,” Kalman Sultanik, the vice president of the Auschwitz…

  • New game show on television: The Bible tries to beat `Jeopardy

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (JTA) — The Bible has been around for more than 3,000 years — but can it beat out “Jeopardy”? That’s the question that will be answered beginning next spring if a game show based on the Bible hits the airwaves. The show, tentatively titled “In the Beginning,” is the brainchild of…

  • ZIONISM AT 100 In his quest for a Jewish state, Herzl even contemplated Uganda

    NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (JTA) — Even the most casual student of Zionism learns the story of how Theodor Herzl was willing to accept Uganda as the future homeland of the Jewish people. As is often the case, however, the reality behind this confounding fact about the founder of modern political Zionism is a little…