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To meet April Baskin is to see the change in American Jewry personified. A tall, confident, 32-year-old with an impressive mane of curly hair and a wide smile, the self-described “multiracial Jewish woman of color” is the newest executive in the Reform Jewry movement.


A Journey From Auschwitz to Rwanda

French author Jean Hatzfeld has focused extensively on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, drawing parallels with the Nazi genocide in World War II. He spoke with the Forward’s Benjamin Ivry about barbarism, Primo Levi, war and the lack of remorse.

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The third annual Holocaust survivors’ beauty pageant, honoring women who lived through the concentration camps and death marches of Nazi Germany, was held in the city of Haifa this week with hundreds of relatives turning out in support.

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Aside from “Dreidel, Dreidel” and Adam Sandler’s humorous tune, there are very few Hanukkah songs in the pop culture lexicon.


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The so-called “Kate Middleton effect” — by which anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears becomes an instant best-seller — seems to know no bounds.

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