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2014-09-29 16:23:39

Book chronicles history of American Jewish contributions to South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement and influence of movement on American Jewish identity WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson Professor Marjorie N. Feld's new book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, details American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, placing it in within the context of the long historical encounter between...

2014-09-16 08:40:05

Customized Education Activities, Once-In-A-Lifetime Teacher Professional Development Program in Poland and Exclusive Virtual Field Trip will be Part of Auschwitz: The Past is Present Initiative LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is partnering with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on education components of Auschwitz: The Past...

2014-09-11 16:24:47

PARIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC France warned today that the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year demands urgent attention and action. A new report from the Jewish Community Protection Service (SPCJ) and the French Minister of Interior shows a 91 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents, 527 in total, from January 1 to July 31, compared with the same period last year when 276 were reported. Many of the incidents were acts of violence, up 126...

2014-05-21 23:13:01

Reform and Conservative Jews must stand together to amend outdated policy and doctrine that's causing ongoing attrition in the US, according to Martin Vesole. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 "Remembering the Holocaust holds a universal appeal to the majority of Jews as it's commonly thought if we remember, it won't happen again," explained Martin Vesole. "However, what's missing here is the understanding that forces within our community could very well...

2014-04-16 12:27:06

Jews for Jesus film depicts Jesus at the gates of Auschwitz SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with Passover, Holy Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews for Jesus has released a controversial video, "That Jew Died for You," to help redefine the conversation and reshape views of Jesus and His relationship to the Holocaust. "The horrors of the Holocaust and the 6 million who died has gnawed at the consciousness of Jews for over 60 years," said David...

2014-04-13 20:20:17

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the shootings earlier today at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City, which left three people dead, "an unspeakable and heinous act of violence" and called on the public not to draw any conclusions until authorities have released the results of the investigation. While authorities have not yet determined whether the incidents were a hate crime, ADL remains in close contact with...

2014-02-06 16:24:35

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is challenging the Presbyterian Church (USA) commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace, following the publication of Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) This study guide, billed by the church as an educational resource, was produced by the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN), one of the church's educational arms. "It is a devastating distortion of Jewish...

2014-01-22 08:24:50

Opening Night, a rousing new movie in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, allows contemporary adults and teens to relate to the six million individual stories behind the Holocaust NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Devastation, Dreams & Debuts Opening Night, a rousing new movie debuting on January 27, 2014 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, allows contemporary adults and teens to relate to the six million individual stories behind the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'