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ROME, ITALY – Micol Piazza, our guide on a tour of the historic Jewish quarter here, is full of emotion as she speaks, and I tremble as I listen to her recount the horror of the German roundup of some 1,000 Roman Jews on Oct. 16, 1943. Most of them lived on these few blocks, in what for centuries had been a ghetto. Piazza says of the Nazis, “With the help of the Italian police, they had the names of the Jews. They were right here. It was Shabbat. Sukkot. People were sleeping in their homes.’’ more
A special program to commemorate legislation requiring that Holocaust and genocide education be studied in Rhode Island’s public middle and high schools took place in the State Room at the … more
 On May 16, the Moses Brown School and Temple Torat Yisrael will host a free screening of the 2016 documentary “The Last Laugh,” directed by Ferne Pearlstein. The film, which premiered nationally on PBS’s “Independent Lens” in April 2017, poses a provocative question: “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?” I recently spoke with Pearlstein about the film and what it contributes to Holocaust education. more
  WARWICK – It was a Sunday like any other Sunday at the Warwick Mall. Except that it wasn’t. The usual assortment of shoppers and mall walkers were there, but there was also … more
  Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) commemorates the annihilation of 6 million Jews, along with people of many nations who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the extreme racist … more
When we hear the name Eli Bohnen, many people in the community fondly recall the long-serving rabbi of Temple Emanu-El. They remember a gentle and compassionate man who was considered a … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Last month, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research made an astonishing announcement: the discovery of 170,000 Jewish documents thought to have been destroyed during the … more
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The Polish government wants to create a Warsaw Ghetto museum in a hospital that had its patients and workers sent to the Treblinka death camp. “The creation of … more
MONTREAL (JTA) – The Canadian government backed off a decision to close the newly opened National Holocaust Memorial for the winter, apparently relenting to complaints from the Jewish … more
This year, during the Erev Simchat Torah celebration, I had the honor of being the first person called to the bimah of Temple Emanu-El to cradle a rescued Czechoslovakian scroll and dance it around … more
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