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Holocaust discovery: Ritual baths uncovered in synagogue complex destroyed by Nazis – Fox News

| August 17, 2017

Archaeologists have uncovered two ritual baths in the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna (Vilnius), in Lithuania, more than 70 years after its destruction during the Holocaust. A team of experts from Israel, the U.S. and Lithuania uncovered the baths in the Lithuanian capital last month, the latest discovery at the historic site.



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Great Synagogue of Vilna’s Jewish Ritual Baths, Destroyed in Holocaust, Found by Archaeologists – Haaretz

| August 17, 2017

The Nazis burned and looted the synagogue but it was the Russians who knocked it down as they set out to eradicate Jewish memories in Lithuania after WWII. An international team of archaeologists has unearthed the remains of ritual baths at the Great Synagogue in Vilna, which had been burned and ransacked by the Nazis during the Holocaust, and was finally pulled down once and for all by the Russians in 1965 as they set out to eradicate all memory of the Jews in Lithuania. How long Jews lived in Lithuania is hard to know.



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Charlottesville Cops Refused to Protect Synagogue – Yahoo News

| August 17, 2017

The Jewish community in Charlottesvillehired armed security to protectits synagogue for the first timeafterlocal police declined to provide a guard for the site despite hundreds of white supremacists congregating on the town over the weekend fora rally that resulted in the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. Alan Zimmerman, president of the Congregation Beth Israel in the Virginia town, wrote a blog postpublished on Monday evening following the violent scenes on Saturday that resulted in a car-ramming attackthat took place just 200 feet from the place of worship. He described the fearhe felt in the presence of white supremacists, who rallied aroundanti-Semitic slogans, as 40 members of the community prayed in the synagogue, withoutsupport from the local authorities



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Battling Nazis and white supremacists: A tale of two cities Charlottesville and La Crescenta – Jewish Journal

| August 17, 2017

La Crescenta, California is a long way from Charlottesville, Virginia, but both communities have recently had to deal with controversies involving Nazis, white supremacy, and the removal of a public monument that symbolized bigotry.



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‘Menashe’ gives us rare insight into Brooklyn’s Hasidic culture – Philly.com

| August 16, 2017

The mix of fiction and documentary that takes us inside a Hasidic community in Brooklyn in Menashe turns out to be something of a double-edged sword. Director Joshua Z



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Chabad Teen Time Gets Double Boost – Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 16, 2017

To foster a stronger connection between youths and their identity within the Jewish community, Chabad of Cobb welcomed Rabbi Gedalya Hertz and his wife, Ruthy, as the congregations new youth directors July 1. The Hertzes look forward to increasing engagement among teens in public schools and Jewish day schools in North Fulton and East Cobb to facilitate a greater appreciation for their heritage. The couple met after Rabbi Hertzs sister introduced them while Ruthy was living with her in Israel



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Death of a Holocaust denier: With Zundel’s passing, what can we take away? – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

| August 16, 2017

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, counsels the book of Proverbs. That may have been a hard sell when news of Ernst Zundels death in Germany reached Canada earlier this month. Zundel, whos been described as the worlds foremost purveyor of Holocaust denial literature, wrote titles such as, The Hitler We Loved and Why, and distributed hate literature, including Richard Harwoods 1974 booklet, Did Six Million Really Die?



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Menashe looks, with tenderness and equanimity, at a Hasidic community in Brooklyn – The Denver Post

| August 16, 2017

Walking around Borough Park must feel, to some, like time travel.



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In Wake of Virginia Violence, San Diego Jewish Community ‘Stands Up to Hate’ – Times of San Diego

| August 16, 2017

Share This Article: The Anti-Defamation League, Leichtag Foundation and the San Diego RabbinicAssociation are hosting a forum called No Place for Hate. Photo courtesy ADL In the the aftermath of thedeadly white nationalist violence in Virginia, the Anti-Defamation League, Leichtag Foundation, and the San Diego Rabbinic Association are hosting a Stand Up to Hate forum on Tuesday, Aug. 15.



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Cops: Man urinates on synagogue, gives surveillance camera the finger – Philly.com

| August 14, 2017

Philadelphia Police Police released this photo of a man who urinated on a synagogue on Sunday, Aug.



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