Arab states showcase Jewish heritage and memory with renovation projects – The Jerusalem Post

| February 9, 2020

Throughout Middle Eastern countries where Jews were once prosperous, numerous Jewish sites are getting a makeover and Jewish history being remembered.It is a major change from the past decades when Jewish history in many Muslim countries was sidelined, or even purposely erased.

Kirk Douglas, an iconic star who reconnected to Judaism after near-fatal crash – The Times of Israel

| February 9, 2020

LOS ANGELES (JTA) Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life, died at his home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. He was 103. Over a career that spanned 87 films 73 big screen features and 14 on television the blond, blue-eyed Douglas, dimpled chin thrust forward, was often cast as the toughest guy around, vanquishing hordes of Romans, Vikings and assorted bad guys