Jews http://kunc.org en 'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party http://kunc.org/post/we-are-next-greek-jews-fear-rise-far-right-party No one has ever doubted Mois Yussuroum's patriotism. As part of the Greek resistance during World War II, he fought Benito Mussolini's fascist army and then the Nazis.<p>"The other resistance fighters didn't know I was Jewish," he says, since he used the name "Yiorgos Gazis" in case he was captured. "But my superiors did know, and they gave me many responsibilities, including making me a garrison commander."<p>Now, more than 70 years after Yussuroum and other Greeks fought the German Nazis, Greece confronts the rise of the Golden Dawn Party, which espouses a far-right ideology. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:14:00 +0000 49186 at http://kunc.org 'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program http://kunc.org/post/last-flight-ethiopia-israel-jewish-migration-program Last Wednesday, two jetliners flew 450 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.<p>They were the last to arrive under an official program designed to bring to Israel all remaining Ethiopian Jews who are eligible for citizenship.<p>At the Tel Aviv airport just before the planes landed, everyone seemed excited. Relatives of people arriving from Ethiopia cheered when the plane doors opened.<p>Achenef Chekole arrived with his wife, two sons and two daughters. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:25:25 +0000 Emily Harris 49071 at http://kunc.org Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program Israel's Internal Battle Over Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers http://kunc.org/post/israels-internal-battle-over-ultra-orthodox-soldiers Moshe Haim always wanted to be a soldier. The 20-year-old is now a sergeant, more than halfway through three years of service in the Israeli military.<p>But when he goes home on leave, he doesn't talk about his military experiences to any of his eight siblings, especially his brothers.<p>"I know that for my parents and my brothers, the first, best choice is to be in the yeshiva and study there," he says at a small West Bank outpost where he's stationed. "It wasn't good for me, but my brothers are still pure."<p>Haim grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family in Israel. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:19:00 +0000 Emily Harris 46972 at http://kunc.org Israel's Internal Battle Over Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers Yiddish Preservationists Take Their Subject To The Stage http://kunc.org/post/yiddish-preservationists-take-their-subject-stage The name of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble doubles as its mission statement: The quartet of performers and researchers has built a repetoire of old Yiddish folk songs dating back 100 years to the shtetls of Ukraine, in hopes of keeping that music from disappearing. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:22:00 +0000 46730 at http://kunc.org Yiddish Preservationists Take Their Subject To The Stage Israel's Rabbis Seek To Bend Pastries To Their Will http://kunc.org/post/israels-rabbis-seek-bend-pastries-their-will Anyone who follows a particular diet knows the challenge of eating out. How do you know exactly what's in the food?<p>For Jews who observe <a href="http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/kashrut.html">kosher dietary laws</a>, it's important to keep meat and dairy meals well separated, both in where they are prepared and when they are eaten. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:59:00 +0000 45761 at http://kunc.org Israel's Rabbis Seek To Bend Pastries To Their Will