Warsaw Ghetto survivor Binyomin Katz, who saved himself by leaping out of a train headed for Majdanek, a concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, later died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 50.
Josh Berer made a decision when he arrived in Yemen: He would tell people he was Christian. He had taken this precaution before — when he lived briefly in Jordan — but now, in the heart of the Arab world, where antisemitic rants blared at him constantly from loudspeakers and “Jew” was synonymous with evil, it was a necessity.
The Palestinian Authority has begun a campaign to stop, by year’s end, the Palestinians’ widespread practice of buying wine, chocolates, fruits and other items produced in the Jewish settlements.
In this audio slideshow, photojournalist Rachael Strecher recently spoke by phone with the Forward about her experience photographing the 67 Jews who remain in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a.
The characters who inspired “Fiddler on the Roof” could be headed to television — this time, as cartoons. The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV announced on December 29 special funding to develop scripts based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Tevye the dairyman — the protagonist in several of Sholom Aleichem’s stories — is just one idea that the foundation is mentioning as a possible subject for adaptation.
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