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  • it is appropriate to learn more about “the struggle” as we pause to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. fifty years ago, blacks, whites, jews, gentiles, protestants, and catholics came together from around the world to march for jobs and justice. dr. king knew of the struggle in birmingham and elsewhere when he spoke of “the dream,” and today books like black workers’ struggle for equality in birmingham ensure that we keep the dream alive and march forward for equality and justice for all! bls.gov

  • the operational problem facing the arab section was how to penetrate the arabs in palestine, lebanon, and syria. speaking arabic wasn’t sufficient. local accents and customs were so distinctive as to make pretense near impossible. the preferred option was to recruit jews who grew up in arab cities, spoke the language with genuine local accents, and could mimic native behavior.  shoshan was such a jew. born in aleppo, syria, he had run away to palestine during wwii to live among jews. cia.gov

  • outbreaks in certain communities have been attributed to insular fears of interference from outsiders, even health workers. one such example is the recent spread of measles among orthodox jews in new york, which has been traced to travelers from israel, where there has been a rise in cases of the disease. everydayhealth.com

  • passover (pesach), tues., april 3. the feast of the passover, also called the feast of unleavened bread, commemorates the escape of the jews from egypt. as the jews fled, they ate unleavened bread, and from that time the jews have allowed no leavening in their houses during passover, bread being replaced by matzoh. factmonster.com

  • ms. bernstein: — to make choices about their health care. i’m talking about people who are competent but are, you know, christian scientists, or people who are competent but are, you know, native peoples who have certain — whatever their religious, you know — orthodox jews who don’t want, you know, transplants, whatever, various kinds, whatever it is. hhs.gov

  • 19 and pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. and the writing was, jesus of nazareth the king of the jews. 20 this title then read many of the jews: for the place where jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in hebrew, and greek, and latin. 21 then said the chief priests of the jews to pilate, write not, the king of the jews; but that he said, i am king of the jews. 22 pilate answered, what i have written i have written. infoplease.com

  • on the eve: the jews of europe before the second world war db76477 24 hours 12 minutes by bernard wasserstein read by ken kliban professor examines the diverse jewish communities within 1930s european and soviet society. posits that cultural assimilation and other factors led to factionalism and internal disarray and left jews ill-equipped to confront growing anti-semitism. violence. 2012. loc.gov

  • the researchers also identified two major subgroups within the population of north african jews: moroccan/algerian jews and djerban (tunisian)/libyan jews. moroccan/algerian jews tended to be more related to europeans. the researchers noted this was probably due to the fact that sephardic jews were expelled from spain during the inquisition starting in 1492. medicinenet.com

  • approximately 100 individuals with eosinophil peroxidase deficiency have been described in the scientific literature. based on blood test data, varying estimates of the prevalence of the condition have been reported in specific populations. eosinophil peroxidase deficiency is estimated to occur in 8.6 in 1,000 yemenite jews, in 3 in 1,000 north-african jews, and in 1 in 1,000 iraqi jews. in northeastern italy, the condition occurs in approximately 1 in 14,000 individuals; in japan it occurs in 1 in 36,000 people; and in luxembourg, eosinophil peroxidase deficiency is thought to occur in 1 in 100,000 people. medlineplus.gov

  • am i trying to undermine forssmann's achievement by noting his nazi party membership? not at all. both my parents were holocaust survivors, who were among only 250 jews who survived the liquidation of the vilna ghetto in 1943; most of the ghetto's 100,000 jews were killed. the survival of my parents was made possible because karl plagge, a german officer and member of the nazi party, shielded them by providing them with false work permits. (plagge's story can be found in wikipedia). medpagetoday.com

  • mordecai angers haman, the king’s chief advisor. finding out that mordecai is jewish, haman plans to kill him and all of the jews in the empire. mordecai discovers the plot and notifies the new queen esther, who happens to be his niece. esther requests all jews to fast for three days and on the last day she requests the king’s audience. during the feast esther prepared for the king, she reveals that haman is trying to kill her and her people. haman is executed on the gallows that haman built to hang mordecai. esther and mordecai write a degree that protects the jews and averts the catastrophe. merckmanuals.com

  • his harsh rhetoric - most notably over israel and the jews - often caused outrage abroad. he likened israel to a "cancer" and demanded its replacement with a palestinian state, while describing the holocaust as a "myth". he faced criticism at home over his handling of the economy, with hardship on the rise as a result of falling oil prices and the impact of sanctions. nationmaster.com