Judy Meisel survived the Holocaust by escaping from a Nazi concentration camp. She moved to the United States, became a fighter for civil rights and met the Rev. Martin Luther King. Last fall, her lifelong fight for justice came full circle when she submitted testimony for the trial of an accused Nazi war criminal — a guard at the camp where she had been held. On Sunday, the St. Louis Park woman will receive an award in Chaska from the FBI honoring her dramatic story and dedication to fighting hatred and bigotry. Meisel’s grandson, Ben Cohen, a filmmaker working on a documentary about her, will speak. “We’re all human beings, we’re different religions but we all belong to each other as human beings,” said Meisel, who turned 90 on Thursday. Sunday’s event will be held in connection with Transfer of Memory, a touring collection of portraits of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota on exhibit at the Chaska Community Center through February. Police … [Read more...] about St. Louis Park Holocaust survivor to receive FBI award for civil-rights activism
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WHERE: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458CALL: (561) 630-1828REPORTING DATES: Pitchers and catchers, Feb. 13; full squad, Feb. 18.SPRING TRAINING 2019: Team-by-team Grapefruit League schedules and ticket informationTICKETS: Click here to purchase ticketsFeb 23 MARLINS 1:05Feb 24 NATIONALS 1:05Feb 25 TIGERS 1:05Feb 26 at Nationals (West Palm Beach) 1:05Feb 27 BRAVES 1:05Feb 28 METS 1:05Mar 1 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05Mar 2 MARLINS 1:05Mar 3 METS 1:05Mar 4 at Tigers (Lakeland) 1:05Mar 5 at Phillies (Clearwater) 1:05Mar 6 at Yankees (Tampa) 1:05Mar 7 offMar 8 NATIONALS 1:05Mar 8 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05Mar 9 CARDINALS 1:05Mar 10 at Mets (Port St. Lucie) 1:10Mar 11 NATIONALS 1:05Mar 12 at Braves (Orlando) 1:05Mar 13 MARLINS 1:05Mar 14 METS 1:05Mar 15 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05 (ss)Mar 15 ASTROS 6:05 (ss)Mar 16 at Nationals (West Palm Beach) 1:05Mar 17 MARLINS 1:05Mar 18 PHILLIES 1:05Mar 19 offMar 20 MARLINS 1:05Mar 21 YANKEES 1:05Mar 21 at … [Read more...] about 2019 St. Louis Cardinals spring training schedule
Jaclyn Granick and Britt Tevis, The Washington Post Published 9:42 pm CDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 On Saturday, a shooter opened fire inside a synagogue in the heart of a heavily Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The attack occurred during Shabbat services and during a bris, a celebration of a newborn life. Immediately before the massacre, the alleged killer tweeted about HIAS, an organization once known as the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society that dates back to the late 19th century. "HIAS likes to bring invaders that kill our people," he wrote. It doesn't take a deep understanding of American anti-Semitism to know that to him, "our people" did not include Jewish Americans, even though Jews have lived in America since before the founding of the United States and the congregation he attacked has been convening to pray since the Civil War. (The congregation also had no particular ties to HIAS.) Why, then, did this white-nationalist xenophobe gun down local … [Read more...] about Why the Pittsburgh shooter raged about immigration before attacking a synagogue
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 MILWAUKEE — After 159 games of low-stakes baseball, here are the Detroit Tigers, with an opportunity to somewhat play the spoiler’s role. The Tigers finish their season this weekend against the Brewers, who enter Friday night’s game just one game behind the Cubs for first place in the National League Central division. The stakes aren’t the highest — the Brewers have clinched at least a spot in the NL Wild Card game — but there is no doubt there is a lot on the table. With the Cubs facing division-rival St. Louis, who has a postseason prayer of their own, Milwaukee gets a disadvantaged 90-plus loss team in the Tigers. More: Chris Ilitch should sell the Detroit Tigers to Dan Gilbert. Here's why It’s a fitting end to the season for the Tigers, who haven’t had much to play for since they sat a game below the .500 mark in the middle of June. They haven’t played … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers mailbag: Is Jose Iglesias at SS next year?
AUBURN — St. Philip Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding at a special Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The Most Rev. Peter L. Gerety, bishop of Portland Maine Diocese, founded St. Philip Church on Sept. 18, 1968, to meet the needs of the expanding Catholic population of Lewiston and Auburn, particularly in the East Auburn area and points north. At that time, Lewiston and Auburn Catholic churches were St. Patrick, St. Mary and St. Joseph, Ste. Famille (Holy Family), SS Peter and Paul and Ste. Croix (Holy Cross), all of Lewiston, and Sacred Heart and St. Louis in Auburn. Bishop Gerety appointed the Rev. Edmond J. Hache as the first pastor of the new church. Hache received the title of monsignor in later years. The Rev. Louis Berube succeeded him. The pastor is the Rev. Robert D. Lariviere who serves Sacred Heart Church, also of … [Read more...] about St. Philip Church to mark 50th anniversary