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  • ARTS & CULTURE

    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (JTA) — At the beginning of the new documentary, “From Third Reich to Third Generation,” 21-year-old Christoph Erbsloeh, the grandson of a doctor in Hitler’s army, asks 101-year-old Holocaust survivor Arthur Lederman, “Do you think every German has a little Hitler in them?” Lederman’s response: “Yes, and I told you that,…

  • Comic strip features Orthodox Jew

    NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (JTA) — The funny pages are getting a little Yiddishkeit. Syndicated comic strip “Gil Thorp” soon is featuring a storyline about star athlete David Green, an Orthodox Jew who joins his high school football team. The strip, which has been published since 1959 and runs daily in more than 65 newspapers,…

  • OBITUARY

    NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (JTA) — Peter Bergson, who raised awareness in the United States of the Holocaust in the 1940s, has died at the age of 86. Bergson died Saturday at his home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Known in Israel as Hillel Kook, his birth and Hebrew name, Bergson was born in Lithuania…

  • When rabbis marry rabbis

    Morty Schwartz and Esther Reed started dating a few months into graduate school. They fell in love, were engaged 10 months later, and got hitched less than a year after that. It’s a typical story with one detail that many might find unusual — they’re both

  • North Carolina community reacts to rabbi’s arrest

    NEW YORK, July 3 (JTA) — A North Carolina community, already reeling from the news that a local Chasidic rabbi took part in an armed robbery a decade ago, is now dealing with the rabbi’s recent arrest for indecent exposure. Rabbi Pinchas Lew, 31, of Chapel Hill, was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges on May…

  • Survey: Jewish-black relations still troubled

    NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (JTA) — On the tenth anniversary of the race riots that rocked the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, about one-third of both Jews and blacks believe relations between the two groups have improved, a new survey found. Thirty-six percent of Jews and 32 percent of blacks polled in New York City…

  • Film captures German-survivor friendship

    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (JTA) — At the beginning of the new documentary, “From Third Reich to Third Generation,” 21-year-old Christoph Erbsloeh, the grandson of a doctor in Hitler’s army, asks 101-year-old Holocaust survivor Arthur Lederman, “Do you think every German has a little Hitler in them?” Lederman’s response: “Yes, and I told you that,…

  • When rabbis marry rabbis

    Morty Schwartz and Esther Reed started dating a few months into graduate school. They fell in love, were engaged 10 months later, and got hitched less than a year after that. It’s a typical story with one detail that many might find unusual — they’re both

  • Survey says: Austrians think Jews exploit Shoah

    NEW YORK, June 7 (JTA) — Nearly 50 percent of Austrians oppose their government’s decision to compensate Holocaust victims, according to a new poll. But there are also indications in the poll, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, that an increasing number of Austrians are acknowledging their country’s role in the Holocaust. The survey describes…

  • Poll: Brazilians don’t know much about Holocaust history

    NEW YORK, July 25 (JTA) — Nearly one-third of Brazilians are unaware of the Holocaust, the highest level of Holocaust ignorance in 13 countries surveyed over the last decade by the American Jewish Committee. Only 5 percent of the 1,000 respondents in Brazil correctly identified Auschwitz, Dachau and Treblinka as concentration camps. Jews make up…