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The Toronto Jewish Film Festival returns this spring to project bold new works from around the world onto the big screen, yet a lot of attention will go to programs from the small screen. The festival, which runs April 30 through May 10, will cater...
Seventy years ago, the bells of freedom rang in the free world. The horrific nightmare that had engulfed all humanity in the depths of blood had come to an end in Europe. But the day the Nazis were vanquished was not only a day of relief and...
After Joelle finished leading Kabbalat Shabbat and delivering a thoughtful dvar Torah from the bimah as a bat mitzvah, her mother, Samantha Mintz Vineberg, spoke, recalling her own bat mitzvah.  “The gift of my own personal bat mitzvah...
Genevieve Zubrzycki, associate professor of sociology, faculty associate at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and author of The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (University of...
I was in third grade when I discovered the Holocaust. Looking back, I can’t recall the title or author of the book I stumbled upon in the library, but I do remember that my hands wouldn’t stop trembling after I finished reading it. The...
TORONTO — Hedy Bohm’s first reaction to being asked to testify in a German courtroom against a former guard at the Auschwitz death camp was “a definite no. I didn’t want to go.” But the more the 86-year-old survivor of...


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