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German Politician Expelled from Party for Calling Holocaust Memorial ‘A Monument of Shame’

Hёke also accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of damaging the younger generation, who, in his opinion, are not brought up as patriots.

Q & A: Replacing A Monument (Part III)

Question: Is there anything in Jewish law that prohibits replacing an old, existing matzeivah (tombstone) with a new, better one? I would greatly appreciate your response to this question. A Reader Tucson, AZ

Q & A: Replacing A Monument (Part II)

Question: Is there anything in Jewish law that prohibits replacing an old, existing matzeivah (tombstone) with a new, better one? I would greatly appreciate your response to this question. A Reader Tucson, AZ

Q & A: Replacing A Monument

Question: Is there anything in Jewish law that prohibits replacing an old, existing matzeivah (tombstone) with a new, better one? I would greatly appreciate your response to this question. A Reader Tucson, AZ

Hitler’s Childhood Home to be Demolished by Austrian Government

The Austrian government says it will demolish Adolf Hitler's birth house to prevent it from becoming a neo-Nazi monument.

Q & A: Erecting A Monument Over A Grave

Question: Recently it came to light that there is no memorial stone over the grave of a family member who passed away some time ago. He has children, but, unfortunately, they refuse to do anything to rectify this matter. Worse, they say that erecting a monument is not a requirement. I don’t agree with them. Please quote sources so that I can prove to them that they must erect a memorial stone. Name withheld by request

The Proposed Touro Monument And Rav S. R. Hirsch (Part II)

The debate was picked up by a number of national publications, including Isaac Leeser’s Occident.

The Proposed Touro Monument (Part I)

After his marriage he was successfully engaged in the lumber business.

Café el-Fishawy, Cairo

Some 240 years ago, a man named al-Fishawy began serving coffee to his friends in an alley of Cairo's Khan al-Khalili district each evening...

What Obama Didn’t See in Palestine (Israel)

The Palestinian Authority removed an Israel-free map of "Palestine" to not put a damper on Obama's fiction of a peaceful Paestinian Authority.

Putin Vows: Holocaust Will Not Be Repeated

Two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Moscow, proposed the idea of a monument in Israel commemorating the sacrifices of the Red Army on behalf of Jews, President Putin promised to come to Israel for the inauguration ceremony.

Russia to Possess Historic Building in Heart of Jerusalem

The transfer of one of Jerusalem’s most prime pieces of real estate to Russia will be finalized when the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) vacates its offices, following the completion of talks between Israel and Russia on Sunday.

Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2...

Tobi Kahn’s New Harmony

Imagine if we could all work and live together in harmony. We ask for this three times a day, "May it be good in Your eyes to bless Your people Israel at every time, in every hour, with Your peace." This ancient plea, harmony between us and our G-d, harmony between us and our fellow Jews and mankind, is one of the most fundamental yearnings we experience. We are not alone in this deeply human quest.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Poland

People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.

The Arch of Titus: Am Yisroel Chai

I walked slowly away from the Coliseum in Rome. Completed in 80 C.E. by the Emperor Titus it was used for almost 500 years for countless gladiatorial games and bloody spectacles.

Did Haym Salomon Really Finance The American Revolution?

One of the most fascinating figures in American Jewish history is Haym Salomon (1740-1785).

Survivor Park In Lodz

The city of Lodz had once been the second largest Jewish community in all of Poland.

Report From Foundation For The Preservation Of The Jewish Heritage In Poland

For the last two weeks I have written about cemetery restoration in Poland. This week I present a report from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Heritage in Poland, which has done tremendous work in the field. The first half of 2006 has been a busy time for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Heritage in Poland. The Foundation has cleared up ten Jewish cemeteries and fenced four of them, erected monuments or memorial plaques commemorating pre-war Jewish communities in five towns and is currently restoring four synagogues.

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

The Old Shtetl Ozarów

The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

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