The Jewish scene: October 1, 2015

Hat tip for these links to my expatriate friend Jack and his friend Marty.

How a Fake Typhus Epidemic Saved a Polish City From the Nazis

Survivors in Ukraine: unearthing the hidden stories of Holocaust survivors

14 Fascinating Facts About ‘Schindler’s List’

Hostile Intelligence: Reflections from a Visit to the West Bank

You Are Here! You Were Here! Chutzpah or Kharbata?

Jews in America struggled for decades to become white. Now they must give up whiteness to fight racism.

Jews recommit to standing against Islamophobia

UC’s Two Student Regents—one Muslim, the other Jewish—Seek Common Ground

Where Do Languages Go to Die? – The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction
Here is also why Jesus and other Jews lived in Aramaic, and why goodly portions of the Hebrew Bible are actually in Aramaic … So dominant was Aramaic that the authors of the Bible could assume it was known to any audience.  Hebrew, for them, was local.

Photo of the day 09/21 – Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz pray on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel, on Sept. 21.  Tashlich, which means ‘to cast away’ in Hebrew, is a practice in which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically ‘throw away’ their sins by throwing a piece of bread into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which started on Sept. 22 at sundown.

Online database logs Poland’s crumbling Jewish graves
A project aims to document and log all the Jewish graves in Poland as many of them are falling into disrepair.

Austrian shepherd who drives refugees across border to safety
“Singing Yiddish folk songs, in chorus with a car load of Syrian-Palestinians” … But a friendship is struck when Breuer introduces himself. “My name is Hans,” he says, “and I am a shepherd, a singer, and a Jew.” From the back comes a warm and immediate response. “Jews, Muslims, Christians – it’s not important,” says Galbari. “We are all humans.”

WATCH: Alabama KKK member tells horrified British reporter Auschwitz was ‘summer camp’ for Jews

Ann Coulter hits back at ‘anti-Semitic fake outrage’ saying she’s pro-Israel

Chicago TV Station Wishes Jews A Happy Yom Kippur With Nazi Emblem

New York Jews Dumping Clinton for Sanders

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