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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal on September 21, 1934. 48 years ago, at the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, the legendary Canadian musician dropped everything and flew to Israel: “I will go and stop Egypt’s bullet,” he said. He went and performed for troops on the front lines.

Danny Lewin

At just 31, American-Israeli Danny Lewin was the 1st victim of 9/11. His Israeli Special Forces training told him that something wasn’t right aboard American Airlines flight 11. Deciding to tackle the terrorists, Danny was fatally stabbed trying to save everyone on the plane. A true hero. We will never […]

Remembering Munich

We remember September 5-6, 1972. Today marks 49 years since the Munich Massacre. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by a Palestinian terrorist group. The Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours […]

Shaul Ladany

On September 5-6, 1972, 11 Israelis were killed in an attack known as the Munich Massacre. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, members of a Palestinian terrorist group stormed the Olympic Village, killing 2 members of the Israeli delegation, and taking 9 more hostage. One of the athletes present […]

David Barman

Meet David Barman, an FIU Business professor for BUL 4310 (the legal environment of business.)⁣In his weekly zoom sessions, Barman uses different fun backgrounds to help with class engagement. When asked why Barman stated “several of the students are having additional difficulties not just with online courses but with life […]

Roadside Assistance

Would you like to have your faith in the human spirit restored? Would you like to hear about an amazing and selfless act of kindness? Ruby and I were on the Southern State Parkway when it became obvious we had a flat tire. There’s no shoulder on the side of that […]

Harry and Ilse

“These are my beautiful parents, Harry & Ilse. Both Holocaust Survivors but totally different survival stories. My father survived 6 concentration camps and lost his entire family. My mother and her family were saved thanks to incredible people who jeopardized their own lives to do the right thing. This picture […]

Righteous.

On August 30, 1942, pastor André Trocmé urged the congregants in his overflowing church to “Do the will of God, not of men”. When the deportations began in France in summer 1942, he urged his congregation to give shelter to any Jew who should ask for it. “These people came […]

Sarlotte “Shari” Garay

In honor of #NationalDogDay, here’s Holocaust survivor Sarlotte “Shari” Garay singing to her great-granddog Scooby. Born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia in 1921, Shari survived the horrors of Auschwitz. Today, Shari lives in San Francisco, where she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Source: American Society for Yad Vashem @scoobysf

Peanut Chews

 Who likes Peanut Chews? For over 100 years this candy combination of peanuts and chocolate have been a popular snack. Did you know Peanut Chews were invented in Pennsylvania by Jewish Romanian immigrant David Goldenberg in 1917? The sweet treat was originally developed for use by the U.S. military as […]

Reunited.

Tova Friedman, Sarah Ludwig, and Mike Bornstein are three of the children pictured in an iconic photograph taken by a Soviet soldier during the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The children can be seen showing the numbers tattooed on their arms. Here the three survivors can be seen holding […]

Wow!

Just WOW! “My older sister an officer in the army arranged for all her friends to stop during a break and donate their hair to children with cancer Please share for the whole world to see” Source: המלאכים

William Donat

“This is a picture of my mother holding my granddaughter, her great granddaughter. This was made possible by Maria and Stefan Magenheim because they made it possible for me to survive, and live to have grandchildren. The number is from Auscswhitz. My family refers to this picture as ‘Am Yisroel […]

2nd Gold for Israel

#MazalTov Linoy Ashram wins a gold medal today in rhythmic gymnastics. This is Israel’s 2nd gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic games.

Meet Cori

“Hi I’m Cori! I’m 21 from Great Neck, New York. I just made Aliyah last week right after I graduated from Tulane university in New Orleans where I majored in Jewish studies and economics.I’m planning on drafting to the IDF through @garin_tzabar in the next few months and living on […]

Tony Bennett

Did you know that legendary American jazz singer Tony Bennett captured Nazis and liberated a concentration camp!? Drafted into the Army in 1944, Cpl. Bennett was assigned to the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Division. His team moved through France into Germany, where they fought on the front lines. […]

Gold.

#MazalTov Israel takes home a gold medal! Artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history as he won the gold in men’s floor excercise. This is the second-ever Olympic gold medal win for Israel.

Chiune Sugihara

Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara and his wife Yukiko spent 18-20 hours a day writing and signing transit visas by hand in Lithuania for more than 6,000 Jews for 29 days from July 31 to August 28, 1940.When it was time for them to depart, Sugihara said, “Please forgive me. I […]

Gene Meisner

Happy 101st Birthday to Gene Meisner! Born in Poland on July 21, 1920, Gene Sadorkiewicz Meisner survived the Łódź Ghetto and multiple concentration camps, including Ravensbrück. After the war, she was miraculously reunited with her husband Sam and the two made their way to the United States. Gene attended Brooklyn […]