Posts Tagged ‘grandfather’

Opposing Youth Basketball Teams Pray Together for a Player’s Grandfather Who Fell Ill at a Game

When a player’s grandfather fell ill and became unresponsive in the crowd during an Iowa youth basketball tournament, attendees called 911 and the play was halted. Immediately, a group of fourth- to sixth-grade girls, from opposing teams, formed a prayer circle of their own volition. The mother of one of the players caught the moving […]

Israeli grandfather says he saved, not kidnapped, grandson in Italy

The grandfather of a six-year-old boy who is the only survivor of an Italian cable car disaster said he was looking out for his grandson’s wellbeing by bringing him to Israel against the will of the boy’s family in Italy, reports Reuters. Eitan Biran’s parents, younger brother, and 11 other people all died when a […]

My grandfather’s Nakba

It was my first trip out of Gaza, and my destination was the city of Nablus in the West Bank to pursue my university studies. At the time the Oslo Accords were still somewhat in effect. That allowed Palestinians from Gaza to travel to the West Bank – through Israel – provided they were issued […]

Prince Harry Mourns His ‘Cheeky’ Grandfather Prince Philip: ‘He Was Authentically Himself’

Prince Harry remembered his “cheeky” grandfather in a moving statement on Monday, just minutes after his brother, Prince William, released a separate tribute of his own.  “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due […]

Prince William Gives Update On Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip

LONDON (AP) — Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is “OK” as the 99-year-old royal consort remains in a London hospital for rest and observation. William was asked about Philip when he visited a coronavirus vaccination center in eastern England. “Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said, and […]

My grandfather survived Auschwitz — and spends his life spreading kindness

On January 6, a sea of heads bobbed and flags flew outside the US Capitol. A closer look revealed a dark hoodie, skull, crossbones and large white letters: “Camp Auschwitz,” followed by “Work Brings Freedom.” That’s the phrase my 91-year-old grandfather, David Moskovic, saw every day in German — “Arbeit Macht Frei” — when he […]

29-year-old composer releases ‘Kaddish’ for survivor grandfather on top label

Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad’s new work, “Kaddish,” begins with an amorphous rumble. To this writer, the deep tones were reminiscent of trains rolling on their tracks, truly an amazing feat for an a cappella choir. Speaking with The Times of Israel from his Stockholm studio via Zoom ahead of the piece’s official release, Mühlrad smiled […]

‘My grandfather was a Nazi and I just wanted to say…’

What if his grandfather murdered my grandfather? This bizarre question sometimes pops into my head when I meet a German, even in a benign business context, as happens regularly. The Holocaust looms large in my family. My late father survived Auschwitz, and with his brother were the only survivors from a large family. My grandfather […]

The Myth of Hitler’s “Jewish Grandfather”

The more enormous and preposterous a lie is, the quicker it captures the public’s imagination and is believed, and the harder it is to dispel. By Martin Kerr [S]ince the great masses of people at the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted rather than purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of […]

Nick Cannon Says His Great-Grandfather Was A Sephardic Rabbi

Nick Cannon is learning all about his family tree. The radio personality joined the American Jewish Committee via video chat to discuss what he’s learned in the weeks since his firing from ViacomCBS over antisemitic remarks he made on his podcast. In a surprising turn, the 39-year-old learned that his own great-great grandfather was a […]

Grandfather Scales Tree, Erects Mid-Air Camp To Stop Kinder Morgan Clear-Cutting

Grandfather Scales Tree, Erects Mid-Air Camp To Stop Kinder Morgan Clear-Cutting Above Photo: From Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) – Early this morning Terry Christenson, a 70-year old Grandfather of two, and former Juno nominee, scaled a tree on the inside of Kinder Morgan’s fence (Westridge terminal side) and erected a mid-air camp suspended from its […]

Boy Gets Shock of a Lifetime When He Opens Suitcase in His Parents’ Basement and Discovers Dark Family Secret

Simon Pasternak recalled the shocking moment he discovered his uncle Dirck, a relative shrouded in mystery, had fought with the Nazis during World War II. His discovery was all the more shocking, because half of Pasternak’s family is Jewish. The Danish writer described in an op-ed in Britain’s Daily Telegraph how he uncovered the family’s […]

Family Devastated After Cop Shoots Man in Back While He Was Face Down and Compliant

Jack Bouboushian | Courthouse News Service (CN) – A police officer who fatally shot a Palm Beach, Fla. man in back while he was face down on the ground, compliant and disarmed, is not entitled to immunity, the 11th Circuit ruled. Victor Arango’s family claims Palm Beach County Sheriff’s […]

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