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  • Auschwitz ‘showers’ for tourists cool off some, offend others

    Of all the places on Earth, where would one least expect to see a new shower of any kind installed – even one that just mists overheated visitors? The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp has to be on the short list. But that was what tourists saw this weekend at what is now the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in… More ▸

  • Obama to U.S. Jews: ‘We’re not giving away anything’ to Iran

    In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons without limiting the United State’s options in case of violations. “This deal blocks every way, every pathway Iran might take to obtain a nuclear weapon,” said… More ▸

  • The Hamptons Jewish cemetery is so trendy, even non-Jews want in

    Forget sprawling estates and yacht slips, the hottest real estate in the Hamptons might just be a Jewish cemetery. The Shaarey Pardes Accabonac Grove Cemetery, a private plot owned by the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, a Reform synagogue in East Hampton, has become one of the most exclusive pieces of land in the wealthy area… More ▸

  • How the Pew study reveals a gulf between U.S. and Israeli haredi Jews

    Did we need the Pew Research Center to tell us that American haredim are different than other Jews? It’s no surprise that American haredi Orthodox Jews marry young, have big families, care more about religion and skew further right politically than the rest of the American Jewish community. But when compared with similar data from Israel, Pew’s… More ▸

  • Curt Shilling compares Muslims to Nazis and gets suspended from ESPN

    As a top pitcher in Major League Baseball for nearly 20 years, Curt Schilling didn’t make many errors. On Tuesday, however, he admitted that he made a costly one. On that morning, the three-time World Series champion tweeted an image of Hitler against a dark blood-red background that compared modern Muslims to the German population… More ▸

  • Israel: Where old cars get a second life

    In a country younger than many grandfathers, with little tradition of auto production, you might not expect to find much interest in vintage cars. You might be wrong. On one hot Friday this July, Israeli auto aficionados met in a parking lot in Ness Ziona, south of Tel Aviv, to show off their restored motor-vehicle marvels. Passersby stopped… More ▸

  • Holocaust trauma, other gene changes during life, may be inherited

    Every generation of Jews, it is thought, must learn the trauma of the Holocaust anew from parents or community. But a new study has provided the strongest proof yet that some of the trauma can be passed along genetically, and that other genetic changes people accrue during life may also be transmitted to their children. The… More ▸

  • Natalie Portman says Jewish community is too focused on the Holocaust

    Natalie Portman has more ties to the Holocaust than some of her fans might realize. Portman’s great-grandparents were killed in Auschwitz and the Jewish actress played Anne Frank in a 1997 Broadway adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Her latest project, a Hebrew-language adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” is… More ▸

  • Is it terrorism? The Holocaust? Nope, it’s just the Tel Aviv Light Rail

    הרס ושיתוק מוחלט של תל אביב.רון חולדאי, ישראל כץ – באחריותכם לעצור את הטירוף! Posted by ‎אוהבי תל אביב‎ on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 “What Hezbollah and Hamas weren’t able to do, the Light Rail project will do,” a gravelly voiceover says as white text flashes across a black screen on top of ominous music…. More ▸