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The inspiration of Anne Frank

The museum curators did not allow photography, but I captured mental images to last a lifetime.

Wednesday 04/19/2017
Seven must-read Holocaust books, according to scholars
Posted: April 19, 2017

From Anne Frank’s diary to Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” books about the Holocaust remain some of the most powerful and well-known pieces of literature published in the past century. Books have the power to educate about the Shoah’s unimaginable horrors and bring to life the stories of its victims, as well as unearth hidden details about wartime crimes.

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New book tells the touching story of three babies who survived the Holocaust
Posted: April 19, 2017

The horror of being Holocaust victims torn from their families was bad enough, but three women imprisoned at Auschwitz faced an additional challenge: the women, who had never met before, were pregnant. Drawn together by that common bond, they were determined to hide their pregnancies, and later their babies, from their Nazi captors. They vowed to do whatever it took to help their babies survive.

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Monday 04/17/2017
An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science
Posted: April 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing next week on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques.

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Monday 04/10/2017
Acclaimed violinist and his family to perform at Beth Ami Temple
Posted: April 10, 2017

Music, not words, is how Lan Qui expresses a love of God that transcends all faiths.

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Nine must-watch TV shows about Passover
Posted: April 10, 2017

(JTA) — Everyone has their own way of celebrating Passover, from silly seder customs (Ten Plagues finger puppets, anyone?) to enjoying the same meal year after year, to, yes, commemorating the festival alongside beloved TV characters.

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Only Jewish museum in Arab world celebrates 20th anniversary
Posted: April 10, 2017

W    henever we travel, my wife, Stephanie, always makes sure we seek out Jewish historical sites to explore and study. She retired as history teacher, but never let her thirst for knowledge run dry. An old synagogue in Berlin. The Jewish quarter in Prague (on Passover no less). She always knows just where to look.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
‘Menashe,’ ‘Painless’ among Phoenix Film Festival features
Posted: April 05, 2017

The Phoenix Film Festival is back for its 17th year, screening some 175 films April 6-13 at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters. Among the films being shown is one about the relationship between a father and son in New York City’s Chasidic Jewish community, as well as the first nondocumentary film by an acclaimed Jewish director and festival alumnus.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Ordinary couple saves hundreds in 'Zookeeper's Wife'
Posted: March 29, 2017

When “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opens in theaters March 31, you’ll likely meet an unfamiliar heroine.

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