• The Holocaust survivor who coached World Cup star Carli Lloyd

    By Gabe Friedman July 7, 2015 12:01am JTA Soccer fans around the world watched in amazement Sunday night as the United States women’s soccer team netted five goals – four of them in the first 16 minutes – to defeat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. Three

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  • Blind Israelis March from Auschwitz and Birkenau with Their Guide Dogs

    Jerusalem Post A 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounts a trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey. It was in the Majdanek Concentration Camp that Liron Artzi, a 30-year-old blind attorney from Tel Aviv, lost

  • Playing Music for the March of the Living, Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Writes About March of the Living

    Last week, at the invitation of International March of the Living (MOTL), I traveled to Poland to perform at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, held in Auschwitz- Birkenau. In addition to playing at the Auschwitz ceremony, I performed at a concert honoring the liberators who were the first to enter concentration

  • Looking Back at the Holocaust, Through a Child’s Eyes

    New York Times by Isabel Kershner JERUSALEM — Jakov Goldstein survived the Holocaust as a child by hiding alone for two years in a narrow attic, sustained by the books delivered each day by the eldest daughter of the Polish family that shielded him. Eliyahu Rozdzial turned 13, hidden alone

  • At the Jewish Museum of Vienna, Enduring Images of Europe

    By: Sarah Wildman, The New York Times   Erich Lessing is one of the foremost chroniclers of 20th-century Europe, known equally well for photographing politicians like Charles de Gaulle, Eastern Bloc beauty queens, and daily life — a bar mitzvah boy in postwar Poland, a tailor in front of his

  • Tracing Jewish Heritage Along the Danube

    The New York Times By Lisa SchwarzbaumLike many who share my hair texture and fondness for rugelach, I am the descendant of Jewish forebears who boarded boats in the first half of the 20th century to escape bad times for our people in Central and Eastern Europe. These intrepid emigrants took

  • March of the Living 2015

    J-Wire70 years after the end of the Second World War 11,000 participants, both Jews and non-Jews, joined the 27th March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau.Coming from over 45 countries, they took part in the annual march from the gates of Auschwitz to a commemoration ceremony at Birkenau following

  • What ISIS Really Wants

    The AtlanticBy Graeme Wood What is the Islamic State?Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the