The mayor of Miami Shores, a village in South Florida, felt that it was about time a menorah was placed in the town hall during the holiday season, especially since the area is heavily Jewish.
Halina Friedman was born in Lodz, Poland in 1933, the only child of her parents Wolf and Anna Herling, who were prosperous merchants. Anna spoke fluent German, had an “Aryan” appearance, and was a practical and resourceful woman – which would help her save Halina and other family members during the Holocaust.
Zehava Gealel was born in 1935 in The Hague, the Netherlands, the middle of Jocheved and Zeev Stahl’s three children. The family owned a kosher dairy products store. In 1942, two years after the conquest of the Netherlands, when Dutch police accompanied by Germans arrived to take the family members into custody before internment in the Netherlands pending deportation, Zeev claimed that all his children had a contagious disease.
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Shmuel Naar was born in 1924 in Thessaloniki, Greece, to a family of 11 people. His father Shlomo was a journalist for local Jewish newspapers. Shmuel attended the Jewish school in Thessaloniki, and later the Alliance High School, but he did not get to complete his studies there. In the spring of 1941, the Germans occupied Thessaloniki and persecution against Jews began.
As the race for Governor of New York heats up, a new contender has entered the ring. Jewish Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin made the announcement of his run for the office of Governor this week.
A Los Angeles Jewish community was targeted again with anti-Semitic graffiti this week when an unknown person painted swastikas on a shul and Jewish-owned businesses Tuesday.
An Orthodox Jewish coupled has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two New York City agencies of discrimination in affordable housing lotteries, according to The Associated Press. The lawsuit alleges that the reason for the discrimination was the large size of the Orthodox Jewish family.
You know that Merkos’s new Ambassador program that aims to empower others to become Shluchim is working well when you can’t get away from reminders to count Sefira. Would the person who got this stewardess to remind an entire plane full of Jewish people returning after Pesach to count Sefira please stand up?
Jewish residents of a Paris suburb chased and overpowered a man whom witnesses said tried to stab three Jews outside a synagogue, then handed him over to police.
Renee Dion Kauffman had taken a trip with her family from their home in South Carolina to Florida to visit relatives. If only she knew how her return trip would include a tire change that went viral, causing a massive Kiddush Hashem.
Infielder and pitcher Elie Kligman has been running the bases as long as he can remember. One of the top-ranked youth players in Nevada, the eighteen-year-old has competed at all levels, but when the sun goes down on Friday, Elie is not on the field.
Another day, another odd case of mask enforcement on an ultra low-cost carrier. Last month it was Frontier that had some explaining to do. Today’s it’s Spirit.
A new surveillance video of the crash that flipped a Canarsie Hatzalah ambulance on Sunday, the second day of Yom Tov sheds light on the events leading up to the incident.
A Jewish Cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark was vandalized with a disgusting anti-Semitic act over Pesach when a person left red painted dolls and graffiti on the cemetery’s wall.
Harav Menachem Mendel Schneebalg, Rov of Manchester, UK, who was an active supporter of Chabad and visited the Rebbe, passed away over Yom Tov.
In a statement from the White House this past Friday, President Biden proclaimed April 4 through April 11, 2021, as a week of observance of the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.
Eight people have been injured, including multiple Hatzalah volunteers after a car t-boned a Canarsie Hatzalah ambulance while it was transporting a critically ill person.