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October 17, 2002
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Commemorations marking the seventh anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination were to begin Wednesday evening with a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The events, which are being held on the Hebrew anniversary of the assassination, were to include memorial ceremonies in Israeli cities and a special Knesset session Thursday.

A new center in Germany will help Jews of Germanic descent trace their origins. The Ephraim Gustav Hoenlein Genealogy Project in Wurzburg, Germany, is a joint project of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation and the Jewish community of Wurzburg.

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