On Nov. 9-10, 1938, Kristallnacht -- “the night of broken glass” -- became a turning point in the Holocaust. When JTA reported it, it was simply called “the pogrom.”
Daylight savings: Woke up in a panic this morning? Then you probably forgot to turn your clock back one hour. Daylight Savings Time ended last night, the result of a law passed in 2005 -- a law that had some Jews groaning at the coffee grinder.
Timely taboo: The U.S. and Israel announced last week that it will freeze funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after the international cultural agency approved full membership of the Palestinians. Following a diplomatic snafu, Israel joined UNESCO on Sep. 13, 1949, and within weeks opposed the admittance of Germany "until the time when the Germans have given sufficient proof of their good will.” This is not the first time the U.S. has pulled support from UNESCO, as reported in 1975. During a contentious 1989 PLO bid for full membership, the U.S. threatened to never return to the agency (after having quit in protest in 1985). Of course, this hubbub hardly compares to the time UNESCO tried to take away Shabbos.
'Shop Talk' redux: The JTA fashion column from our 1930s Jewish Daily Bulletin needed a makeover; along came Dvora Meyers to deconstruct outdated women’s style conventions. Dazzling and delightful.
Jews team, ASSEMBLE: Archive blogger Adam Soclof will be at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Denver. The G.A. is a massive gathering of Jewish communal decision-makers that has been covered by JTA for a long time. Click here for a link to an article ... from every G.A. since 1934.
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The Rocky Mountain Schmooze Denver, CO Nov 6 6:00-7:30 p.m. - JTA Archive blogger Adam Soclof will be one of several schmoozers at this meetup of young mavens and machers. Highlight for the history-inclined: "Going for the Gold: How Jews came to Denver, and Why They Stayed" presented by Talia H. Davis (Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado). Part of the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly. Sponsors: JFNA and the ROI community. Media Partner: JTA. Details
An Evening Celebrating the Jewish Partisan Legacy New York, NY Nov 7 - Larry King, Liev Schreiber and Ed Asner are celebrity guests at this event honoring 55 Jewish partisans in front of an audience of 400. By invitation only.
Kristallnacht: Law of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity New York, NY Nov 10 12:45 p.m. ET - Menachem Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress and the son of survivors of the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen death camps, speaks at CUNY City Tech. Free.
12th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival Hong Kong Nov 12-20 - The festival kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. with "An Article of Hope," a documentary about Ilan Ramon. Guests include Rona Ramon, the late Israeli astronaut's widow, and filmmaker Dan Cohen. Followed by kosher dessert party. Tickets: HK$80-$220
Nov. 10, 1969
Sesame Street debuts on TV in U.S.
Remember me: A new initiative by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is attempting to identify and fill in the biographical gaps of 1,186 children photographed in displaced persons’ camps and orphanages after World War II.
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