Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

On the evening of September 4th, hours before the attack, the Israeli Olympic team attended a performance of Fiddler on the Roof and posed for the above picture with the play’s cast. Israeli Olympics team in the Summer Munich Olympics in 1972

Israeli Olympic Team Is Massacred In Munich

Center for Israel Education September 5, 1972 During the Summer Munich Olympics in Germany, 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed after nine are taken hostage by Black September, a Palestinian terrorist organization affiliated with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. Just after 4:00 am on September 5, as the Israeli athletes slept, the eight terrorists jumped over the…

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Tim Kalkhof in The Cakemaker (2017)

Religion, Sex and Pastries

Tom Tugend Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. The Israeli-German film The Cakemaker — an indie festival favorite — has it all. The Cakemaker should satisfy the most finicky pastry lover, but the Israeli-German co-production has also elicited both ecstatic praise and sneering dismissal from film critics. Variety gushes over the “tender, tactile” atmosphere of the…

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Bowl in Movement with Flower

New To Michigan

The 16th-annual Orchard Lake Fine Arts Fair brings 165 artists to town, including first-timer Gail Markiewicz. Among the many hundreds of artists visiting Michigan to show their creativity at summer fairs — and perhaps getting a chance to enjoy the waters of the Great Lakes — is one making a debut appearance with a unique…

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Makar-Limanov

Ann Arbor 11th-Grader Wins Bronfman Fellowship

Ellie Makar-Limanov of Ann Arbor, a Huron High School student, is one of 26 students nationwide to be chosen for a Bronfman Fellowship. The group of 11th-graders will participate in a transformative five-week program of study and travel in Israel, followed by a rigorous year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts.…

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President Donald Trump

Reactions to President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From the Iran Nuclear Deal

FROM THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) [This] decision is not an endpoint. Rather, it provides an important opportunity to apply further diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran in order to both prevent the regime from ever acquiring a nuclear weapons capability and to push back against its expanding regional aggression. It is our…

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camels represent the middle east

Trump Opens A New Chapter In Volatile Mideast

By Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal Trump Opens A New Chapter In Volatile Mideast With European powers either unable, or unwilling, to meet his demand to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump on May 8 followed through on his threat to “nix” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as it is formally known,…

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Barack Obama

Decision ‘Misguided’ – JCPOA

There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. The reality is clear. The JCPOA…

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One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of European unity and peace as well as a reminder of a difficult past. The gate stands on the location that, historically, marked the city limits of Berlin and leads to the palace of the Prussian monarchs. During WWII, it became a symbol of Nazi power; and during the Cold War, it became a border crossing between East and West Berlin. Post reunification, it became the main site for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The gate has stood through vastly different eras of German history and, now, surrounding the plaza are a number of foreign embassies, government buildings and many tourists with selfie sticks!

Germany Close Up

Story and Photos by Julie Bagley and Avery Drongowski Special to the Jewish News The Well takes a group of young professionals to Germany to discover its Jewish history. In late February, The Well, a Jewish community building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared toward millennials, took 29 people to Germany to seek out its…

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A Return To Germany — 76 Years Later

After a 76-year absence, Kristallnacht survivor Alfred Zydower, 87, on Nov. 15, toured Germany for two weeks in May, accompanied by his longtime friend, Frank Harris, 61. They found the Jewish cemetery desecrated in Zydower’s hometown of Furstenwalde, 20 miles outside of Berlin. The men are shown here outside the gates of Berlin’s former Jewish…

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