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David Weiss Halivni, pillar of Talmudic scholarship, Holocaust survivor, dies age 95

Prof. David Weiss Halivni, a theologian and pioneer in the field of academic Talmudic scholarship, died Wednesday at age 95. Born in today’s Ukraine, Halivni was raised in Sighet, Romania,…

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AI identifies rocker Geddy Lee’s mother in Holocaust photos

JTA — Rockstar Geddy Lee found never-before-seen photos of his mother’s family thanks to a new effort to apply artificial intelligence facial recognition technology to photographs from the Holocaust. Lee’s…

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Porto Jewish community denounces citizenship probe as a ‘Holocaust against families’

JTA — The head of the Jewish Community of Porto, Portugal, said that a criminal investigation stemming from the organization’s role in vetting Jews with Sephardic ancestry for Portuguese citizenship…

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French PM reveals trauma over Holocaust survivor father’s suicide when she was 11

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has spoken of the shock when as an 11-year-old she learned that her father Joseph, who had survived the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in the…

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Polish man who rescued dozens of Jews during Holocaust dies at age 102

WARSAW, Poland — Józef Walaszczyk, a member of the Polish resistance who rescued dozens of Jews during the Nazi German occupation of Poland during World War II, has died aged…

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NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school in Brooklyn

New York Jewish Week — At the Brooklyn Amity School, a majority-Muslim private school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, high school students are taking part in a new Holocaust education initiative…

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Poland calls for ‘regulated’ Holocaust educational trips amid dispute with Israel

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish government wants formal rules to regulate the terms under which Israeli schoolchildren pay Holocaust study visits to the country, including on the presence of armed…

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Doug Emhoff meets a Holocaust survivor and his AI double at cutting-edge LA exhibit

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — When Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff sat down for a Zoom conversation with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter earlier this month, he opened by saying, “I feel like…

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Israel nixes youth trips to Poland over Holocaust education spat

Israel has canceled educational trips to Poland for thousands of high school students this summer, claiming the Polish government is trying to control the Holocaust studies curriculum taught to Israeli…

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Senior US cop who displayed Nazi sign, made Holocaust jokes gets $1.5 million payout

KENT, Washington — A suburban Seattle city will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former assistant police chief who was disciplined for posting a Nazi…

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