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  • Jewish Olympians Must Shine Light on Chinese Abuses, Aid to Sudan

    In the summer of 1936, a year after the enactment of the Nuremberg Laws, the world turned a blind eye to Nazi Germany’s genocidal intentions as Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin. With next summer’s games set to take place in Beijing, Jewish and Israeli athletes have a responsibility to help ensure that the world… More ▸

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    Israel’s elite basketball team is coming to New York. Maccabi Tel Aviv will face the Knicks Oct. 11 at Madison Square Garden in the NBA team’s preseason opener. Proceeds from the game will benefit Migdal Ohr, which provides services for thousands of needy and immigrant children in Israel. This game will provide us with the… More ▸

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    Abe Weissbrodt, an attorney whose career included work at the Nuremberg war crime trials, died in a Washington hospital at age 93. He succumbed to pneumonia April 16. The Washington Post reported that Weissbrodt, born in the Bronx, N.Y., lost his father while in his teens and supported the family, putting himself and an older… More ▸

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    Virginia high school students were ordered to undergo sensitivity training after taunting Jewish students at a basketball game. More ▸

  • Focus on Issues Track Your Children Well: System

    Some say it has overtones of Orwell’s Big Brother, but many in the Jewish communal world are hoping a new system to track children’s informal Jewish activities finally provides a way to find empirical evidence of what does and does not engage young Jews. The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, which serves a community… More ▸

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    Legendary basketball coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach died over the weekend at age 89. More ▸

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    Europe’s basketball association has lifted its ban on games in Israel. FIBA made the announcement Tuesday. International games have not taken place in Israel for three months because of security issues that arose during the war with Hezbollah. More ▸

  • Tent City Provides Southern Haven for Refugees from Israel’s North

    On the sand dunes of Israel’s southern coast, a tent city rises like a desert mirage — blue-and-white flags flapping along a shimmering sea, massive white tents housing 5,000 people, outdoor dining halls, a synagogue, soccer fields and children bobbing in the waves. The tent city has become the refuge of last — and for… More ▸

  • A Year After Gaza Withdrawal, Ex-settlers Still Feel Pain and Anger

    Eti Tsur shows off her spacious home with pride — its high, sloping, red-shingled roof, its verdant green lawn. But it exists only as a memory captured in a photograph, displayed in an exhibit of other photographs of homes from her former Gaza Strip settlement. “This is like memorial candles for our homes, which are… More ▸

  • Profiles of Israeli Dead, Abducted

    With its conflict in the North escalating dramatically, Israel began to grieve for eight soldiers killed in surprise attacks by Hezbollah along the Lebanese border. Sgt. Nimrod Cohen, 19, of Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem near the Dead Sea, was one of three young soldiers laid to rest Thursday. The emotional ceremony at Mount Herzl National Cemetery… More ▸