Rita: reconciliation and mutual knowledge through music.

  Rita Yahan-Farouz is an Israeli Jewish pop singer and actress. In 2011, she became popular in Iran after the release of various pop records which she sings in her native Persian language.

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73th Anniversary of Cracow Guetto’s liquidation.

Ania and myself, we participated to the march from the ghetto of Krakow to the place where about 9 000 Jews were leaded to work in a camp, about 3 km farther, waiting there for the transport to one of the extermination camps. This march takes place every year around the 13th of March, date Read More

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“I Was a Nazi, and Here’s Why”.

In recent years, many victims of violence have written memoirs in which they seek out and confront the perpetrators who harmed them. The opposite is rare. Few perpetrators seek out their victims, let alone write books about them. But fifty years ago this month, Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi, published just such a book. “Fazit,” Read More

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The peace camp continues to make its voice heard in Israel.

His voice resounds, singular and soft on the gazebo overlooking the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Haim Yaron chose this peaceful place, far from cries of anger and calls for revenge, to hear another message. In his flesh bruised by violence that is raising up, he would have every reason to join in the cry Read More

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“Judaism that burns churches and mosques is not ours,” said Rabbi Gottstein.

“Judaism that burns churches and mosques is not ours,” said Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem welcomes a “nice solidarity initiative”: that of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, a collective of several representatives of different faiths engaged in interreligious dialogue, founded by Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein. It is under the impetus of the latter that Read More

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Israel honors its fallen soldiers in Yom HaZikaron.

Today, all over Israel, people stand silently at the sound of the siren. The sound marks a moment to remember terror victims and over 23,000 soldiers who have fallen since Israel’s creation. At that moment, Israelis stop what they are doing, wherever they are, and stand at attention to honor those they have lost.

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