Babi Yar at 79 … and its future

September 30, 2020 by  

Over a two-day period, beginning on Sept. 29, 1941, almost the entire Jewish community of Kyiv was wiped out at a ravine on the outskirts of the city known as Babi Yar. Read more

Catholic Church symbolism again becomes an issue near death grounds of Auschwitz

February 19, 2020 by  

The protest outside the church at Birkenau during last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp should not have come as a surprise. Read more

At Jerusalem Film Festival, new year brings new kind of drama

In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening event of the Jerusalem International Film Festival. Read more

How two women work to shift public opinion on Israeli sovereignty…writes Judy Lash Balint

Almost every day, Nadia Matar, 48, steers her battered white SUV along the hilly roads between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion to visit the soldiers stationed at Shdema. Read more

Preserving the memories of Israel’s creation…writes Judy Lash Balint

Elad Peled, 87, has told the story of how he was injured during the battle for Tzfat (Safed) in Israel’s War of Independence many times. Now, for the first time, the retired Israel Defense Forces major general’s account of his days as Palmach commander will be readily accessible through a joint project of Toldot Yisrael (Chronicles of Israel) and Israel’s National Library.
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