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All our yesterdays: school days

November 30, 2010

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All our yesterdays: festival fun

November 25, 2010

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African rabbi in bid to become first Ugandan Jewish MP

By Jennifer Lipman, November 18, 2010

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under the Idi Amin regime is hoping to become the first rabbi serving in a national parliament outside of Israel or Europe.

If Gershom Sizomu is elected he will also be the first Ugandan Jew elected to national office.

The African country goes to the polls in February 2011 and this week Rabbi Sizomu will find out if his application to stand for the parliamentary seat of Bungonkho North, in the city of Mbale, has been accepted by the electoral commission.

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Controversy over anti-Israel Kristallnacht speaker

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2010

The choice of a writer seen to be disproportionately critical of Israel as the speaker at a Kristallnacht memorial ceremony has been described as “unnecessary”.

German-French academic Alfred Grosser was invited by Frankfurt Mayor Petra Roth to speak at an event on Tuesday evening marking 72 years since the pogrom.

Members of the German Jewish community had warned that they might walk out of the talk in protest at his invitation but did not do so.

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Controversy over anti-Israel Kristallnacht speaker

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2010

The choice of a writer seen to be disproportionately critical of Israel as the speaker at a Kristallnacht memorial ceremony has been described as “unnecessary”.

German-French academic Alfred Grosser was invited by Frankfurt Mayor Petra Roth to speak at an event on Tuesday evening marking 72 years since the pogrom.

Members of the German Jewish community had warned that they might walk out of the talk in protest at his invitation but did not do so.

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New database to strengthen Holocaust research

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2010

A database bringing together documents on the Holocaust from across Europe is to be launched next week.

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), which has cost more than £6 million, will collate archive and research material on the Nazis from Israel and 12 European countries.

The information, from millions of documents, will be searchable through 5,000 keywords.

Israel’s education minister, Gideon Sa’ar, will be in Belgium for the project's opening on November 16.

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JFK speechwriter Sorenson dies

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2010

Theodore Sorensen, John F Kennedy’s speechwriter, has died at the age of 82.

Mr Sorenson, whose mother Annis Chaikin was of Russian Jewish descent, died in New York following a stroke.
He joined the future president’s senatorial staff in 1953, when he was 25 and just out of law school.

He worked with President Kennedy during the 1960 presidential election and was one of the main figures in what came to be known as Camelot.

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The age of heroes is over

By Amos Kollek, October 26, 2010

David Ben Gurion's birthday and Moshe Dayan's death fall on the same date, October 16. Both men ended their lives embittered, disillusioned, and with no fanfare.

They were utterly different personalities. Dayan was a daredevil, a man of danger and scandals. Both his courage in the battlefield and his skirt-chasing were legendary. He had no regard for the rules or conventions of his time, and he got away with it. Had he lived today, he could have sustained no political career and very likely he would have spent a few years in jail.

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A museum that will be committed to justice

By Oleksandr Feldman, October 14, 2010

If you make your way beyond the outskirts of Kiev, deep into the forests of the neighbouring village of Radomyshl, you will come across an unmarked clearing amid the lush, green surroundings. But this bare patch of ground, like hundreds of other sites across the Ukrainian landscape, conceals a horrific and generally untold story.

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Ancient coins conference in London

July 29, 2010

Coin and history specialists in the field of Roman and Jewish coins will gather in London next month for an international conference.

Judea and Rome in Coins, from 65 BCE to 135 CE, will bring together American, British and Israeli numismatic experts, for a two-day conference.

It will take place at the London premises of the coin and medal specialists, Spink and Son, and is co-sponsored by the University College London's Institute of Jewish Studies.

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