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How Jewish Women Fought the Nazis – DW (English)

| August 3, 2021

It is a short day in February 1943. Winter has a cold grip on the Jewish ghetto in Bedzin, a city in Poland occupied by Nazi Germany.Amid overcrowded houses stands a special building:the heart of the Jewish youth organisation Freiheit(English: freedom)- and the headquarters of Jewish resistance against the Nazis. On this day, women and men have come together in this building to make a momentous decision.

As Lukashenko ramps up antisemitism, will Putin save the last Jews of Belarus? – Haaretz

| August 3, 2021

Belarus Independence Day is celebrated on July 3rd, commemorating the Soviet army's liberation of the city of Minsk from the Nazis in 1944. This year, the countrys dictatorial leader, Alexander Lukashenko, used the official ceremonies to platform antisemitism. He declared that, in contrast to the "tolerant" and "kind" people of Belarus, which allows the world to "spit in their faces" regarding the "holocaust of Belurusians," no one today would "dare to raise a voice and deny the Holocaust" because "the Jews have succeeded in making the whole world bow down to them." Belarus State-linked Media Suggests Jewish Organizations Are Disloyal|Media Empire Heiress Fights Back Against Lukashenko From Tel Aviv The Israeli Foreign Ministry denounced his "unacceptable" comments and summoned the Belarusian charg daffaires in Israel to discuss them.

A Terrain Gardens Wedding With Quaker, Jewish and Muslim Traditions – Philadelphia magazine

| August 3, 2021

News They met at work, then got engaged during an underwater scuba-diving experience. Wasna Dabbagh and Paul Bookmans Terrain Gardens wedding combined Quaker, Jewish and Muslim cultures

The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville – The Jerusalem Post

| August 3, 2021

On any given afternoon, hundreds of visitors here patiently line up for selfies next to a brightly painted, 12-foot-high concrete buoy marking the southernmost point in the continental United States. Just behind this landmark, a less obvious monument overlooks the Atlantic Ocean for a few days a year: a menorah erected during Hanukkah by Chabad Jewish Center of the Florida Keys & Key West.

Daily Kickoff: How the Jewish vote could swing Ohio 11 + The Squad targets nonprofit status of several Israel-related charities – Jewish Insider

| August 3, 2021

Gold Standard:Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyatplaced firstin the mens floor routine at the Tokyo Olympics, winning Israels second-ever gold medal. Still In It:Also in Tokyo, Israels national baseball teambeatMexico 12-5 the first Olympic win for an Israeli baseball team. Team Israel thenlostits next game, to South Korea, 11-1

ADL, Hillel Working Together to Document Campus Antisemitism – Jewish Exponent

| August 3, 2021

A view of the University of Iowa campus. The school was the site of a heated debate over antisemitism and anti-Zionism this year. (Wikimedia Commons via JTA.org) By Ben Sales Over the last year, Jewish college studentstook it upon themselves to combat antisemitismat their schools.

Guest Column: Living Jewish Values at Haven Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News – The Jewish News

| August 3, 2021

Editors Note: Jessica Caminker was part of JFS 100 Mensches Essay Contest a year ago, won, and was given a stipend to participate on the Havens Youth Advisory Board. She has written the attached essay about her experience. As a result of my participation in Jewish Family Services 100 Mensches essay competition, I was offered the unique opportunity to apply for a position on a new Youth Advisory Board at Haven, a local comprehensive program for survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Exhibition to show 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors – The Guardian

| August 3, 2021

When Kitty Hart-Moxon, 97, was recently asked to choose one object that symbolised the horrors she survived at the hands of the Nazis in Auschwitz, Belsen, and on death marches, she had no doubts. A glass container encasing the preserved tattooed numbers she had cut out of her own arm and also that of her mother, Rosa Lola, which she keeps in a cupboard at her home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is a shocking, tangible reminder.

Story of how one Virginia woman survived the Holocaust – ABC Action News

| August 3, 2021

HENRICO, Va. -- 72 years ago, Halina Zimms wish came true. I was born in Poland.

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Systematic marginalisation of Roma needs to be tackled, starting at the local level – Council of Europe

| August 3, 2021

More than seven decades after the Nazi extermination of thousands of Roma, 2 August needs to be a reminder that discrimination against Roma and Travellers is far from over and anti-Gypsyism must be fought at all levels, said John Warmisham, Congress Rapporteur on Roma, on the annual Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August 2021. Local and regional governments, in coordination with other levels, need to acknowledge the grim realities of Roma and Travellers across the continent and tackle their systematic marginalisation.


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