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  • Celebration, Sadness at Opening of Berlin Mikvah

    The dedication of a new mikvah at the Chabad center here was tinged with sadness as participants remembered two Chabad emissaries killed last week in the Mumbai terror attacks. A memorial service for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg is planned here for Dec. 2, Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, the director of the Rohr Chabad Center, said… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The editor of what was believed to be the world’s last daily Yiddish newspaper before it closed in 1996 died at the age of 88. Jacques Cypel, who was the editor in chief of the Parisbased Our Word, was born in the Ukraine and moved to France in 1938. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Rabbi Sender Deutsch, a leader of the Satmar Chasidic community and longtime editor and publisher of the widely-read Yiddish newspaper Der Yid, died Sept. 2 at the age of 76. The noted orator and historian — who was also a vice president of the Satmar school system — was buried in the upstate New York… More ▸

  • Jewish Cultural Activists to Gather Next Week in USSR

    Jewish cultural activists from throughout the Soviet Union will meet in Riga, Latvia, next Sunday and Monday. It will be the first time in memory that such a national Jewish gathering has taken place in the Soviet Union. The meeting was announced in off-hand fashion by Emmanuel Zinger, director of the Jewish Cultural Society of… More ▸

  • Nazi Editor, One-time Professor at Yale, Seeks Asylum in Canada

    A former lecturer at Yale University, who edited a Nazi magazine in the Soviet Union during World War II and who disappeared before his U.S. deportation hearing, has surfaced in Montreal. He has asked for Canadian refugee status. Vladimir Sokolov, 74, edited and wrote for “Rech,” a Russian-language Nazi newspaper published in his native Orel,… More ▸

  • Cousins Meet After News Item

    Two cousins, only one of whom knew of the other’s existence, met for the first time last month, thanks to a Jewish Telegraphic Agency news story. Ruth Lang, of East Brunswick, New Jersey read the article about Morris Ghitzis, an 88-yearold Chicago resident who writes for a Yiddish newspaper in the Soviet Union, in the… More ▸