Posts Tagged ‘tragedy’

Listen to me before I kill myself: Tragedy of being SSK/ MKS teacher

What our lives have become. Unless a spectacle of life is created no one is bothered.  The marginalised section of the society understands this insensitivity of our political class very well; be it women, people with disability, sexual minorities, religious minorities, Dalits, tribal, economically weaker and oppressed section of our society though together they are […]

Afghanistan tragedy should end calls for ‘regime change’ in Iran

As the tragedy in Afghanistan continues, there is at least one positive consequence. The warmongers in Israel and their allies in the neoconservative Washington, D.C. war party will find it even harder to convince the American public to support an invasion and “regime change” in Iran. The idea was already absurd and dangerous. But now […]

The Tragedy of the Cuomos

Andrew Cuomo, despite his own high ratings as governor and numerous Democrats nationwide wanting him to run in 2016 or 2020, never even took things that far. Never, really, even sent up the proverbial trial balloons about making a run for president. Mario’s seemingly inexplicable reluctance to run gave rise to all sorts of scurrilous, […]

Saangla Tragedy A Wake-up Call For Safety of Himalyan Travellers

On July 25 afternoon 11 tourists  were crossing the Baaspa river in a rather remote part of Kinnaur region in Himachal Pradesh, on Saangla Chhitkul route, when warning shouts were heard from people from a distance. However the driver of the tempo traveler was busy negotiating the river bridge and did not hear the warning […]

The Horrific Tragedy of Ethnic Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia

SUDETEN GERMAN INFERNO THE HUSHED-UP TRAGEDY OF THE ETHNIC GERMANS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA Ingomar Pust Original edition: Schreie aus der Hölle ungehört. Das totgeschwiegene Drama der Sudetendeutschen. Sersheim: Hartmann-Verlag, 1998. Translated by Victor Diodon Note: The following synopsis contains graphic accounts of sadistic torture and murder of innocent German civilians and military personnel which resulted from […]

B’nai B’rith ‘Outraged’ IDF Called Out For Cynically Exploiting Surfside Tragedy To Whitewash Gaza Slaughter

B’nai B’rith International — one of the most powerful Jewish supremacist, pro-Zionist groups in the world — has expressed disingenuous “outrage” after some public figures openly questioned the sincerity of the help provided by the Israeli Defense Force rescue squads during the disaster in Surfside, Florida: Anti-Israel activists took to social media to accuse the […]

The Tragedy of the US Army

The current state of the US Armed Forces is raising sincere concern among numerous American experts. And it is not because the US military lacks arms, money, or the opportunity to “practice” during the numerous military conflicts unleashed by the US around the world or provocative “exercises” staged in close proximity to the borders of […]

Cable car tragedy in Italy, Belarus activist arrest, this year’s biggest supermoon| In pictures

This week, police in northern Italy arrested three people over the cable car disaster that killed 14 people. Some EU leaders accused Minsk of hijacking a European flight to arrest Belarus opposition activist and journalist Roman Protasevich. The full moon on Wednesday was this year’s biggest “supermoon” and featured the first total lunar eclipse in […]

Covid tragedy unfolds in Jharkhand

Photo: PTI Dumka, Jharkhand: ‘I am completely alone’, says Asha worker Jayshree Marandi sadly.  ‘He would have helped me in the care and education of the children, but Covid-19 snatched him from me.’ Jayshree Marandi is talking about her husband, whom the pandemic swallowed. Jayshree remembers how he used to take her from village-to-village while […]

Meron tragedy impacts world’s Jewish communities’ mental health

The global impact of the tragedy in Meron, the most devastating civilian disaster in Israel’s modern history, is like few tragedies in recent memory – and Jewish communities around the world are requesting increased mental health support to overcome the trauma.  “In today’s interconnected world, where the images, videos and stories are broadcast around the […]

Note to Benny Morris: The Armenian ‘tragedy’ was a genocide

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New Legislation Needed to Prevent Another Meron Tragedy, Experts Say

(The Media Line) New legislation requiring crowd management at mass gatherings could prevent a tragedy similar to the one at Mount Meron from recurring, crowd control experts say. Some 45 people were killed and an additional 150 injured during a crowd crush at the annual Lag b’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron in northern Israel. More […]

Jewish principals struggle to celebrate Lag Ba’omer amid Meron tragedy

After months of distanced learning, Sharon Levin was excited for her school to celebrate Lag b’Omer together on Friday with a day of outdoor activities. The spring holiday, which is popular among students at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy near Philadelphia, was to include a picnic, a bonfire and a mini-color war, or tournament where […]

Statement on tragedy at Meron

The Executive and staff of the Zionist Federation of Australia are deeply affected by the tragic events in Mount Meron. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “This news is simply terrible. Our hearts go out to the dozens of family who will spend this Shabbat in deepest mourning. May the Almighty comfort them among the mourners […]

The Tragedy of Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he arrives to a hearing in his corruption trial at Jerusalem’s District Court February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuben Castro/Pool via REUTERS The ancient Greeks who invented the tragedy based it, in many ways, on an idea first articulated by the philosopher Heraclitus: ethos anthropo daimon — character […]

Scotland’s Great Tragedy: The Bloody Battle of Flodden

Throughout history, grand battles were often deemed necessary when ambitious nations were forming. They served as a crucible on which an identity of a people was forged and preserved. The history of both England and  Scotland is filled with countless battles, standing as a testament to their  tenacity and will for independence. The grandiose Battle of Flodden, […]


10.04.2021  South Front Illustrative Image Against the backdrop of ongoing political provocations and bellicose rhetoric from all parties involved in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, military escalation is constantly growing. Local forces, as well as the OSCE observers, report about more and more ceasefire violations in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. There are daily […]

Train crash kills 48 in Taiwan’s deadliest rail tragedy in decades

A Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel on Friday, killing at least 48 passengers and injuring 66 on the island’s worst rail disaster in almost four decades.Images from the scene showed carriages in the tunnel ripped apart by the impact, with others crumpled, hindering rescuers in their efforts to reach […]

If Tragedy Had A Face – Lest we forget

Karl Marx had once remarked, “Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways. But the point however is to change it.” Although, the following narrative which I am going to pen has only one interpretation. The triumph of human will in extreme moments of crisis and the immense possibility that one is capable of churning […]

Amos Oz: A Posthumous Tragedy

Long before I became a rabbi and a scholar, my first encounter with mystical texts was through the early prose of Amos Oz. It included seminal and soul-stirring stories such as “Unto Death,” a mystical story about the Crusades; “Late Love,” a riveting tale about cosmic longings and universal solitude; and “Touch the Water, Touch […]

Did Climate Change Cause The Uttarakhand Tragedy?

The rescue operations for the tragic glacier burst which killed 11 and triggered massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers in Uttarakhand causing grave damage to houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project is still underway. Reportedly, over 203 people went missing after the tragedy. As per the latest reports, the rescue teams have been […]

Yiddish performance tragedy: Why it’s illegal to yell ‘fire!’ in theater

Former President Trump’s impeachment defense team intends to argue that his infamous Jan. 6 speech, in which he exhorted his followers to “fight like hell” and march “to the Capitol,” was permitted by his First Amendment rights to free speech. Political opponents are already calling reference to the well-known Supreme Court decision (Schenck v. United States, […]

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself January 29, 2021 by Melanie Phillips – Read on for article The mayor of Antwerp, the Belgian city that is home to about 15,000 ultra-Orthodox haredi Jews, has warned that their failure to comply […]

A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere January 8, 2021 by Melanie Phillips – Read on for article If freedom is indivisible, so are the rule of law, constitutional order and respect for the democratic process. Melanie Phillips That’s why the appalling […]

The Tragedy of the Moses connection to Christ.

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The real Corbyn ‘tragedy’ — and ‘Jewish Currents’ refusal to publish an opposing view

At the end of November Joshua Leifer, an Associate Editor of Jewish Currents [JC], wrote an article about the “tragedy” of Jeremy Corbyn. He did not seek the opinions of any Jewish victims of the “antisemitism” witchhunt in the Labour Party. As the first Jewish member of the party to be expelled I submitted a […]

Schweizer: ‘National Tragedy’ How Media Acted as ‘Gatekeepers’ of Hunter Biden Story

Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer addressed the Department of Justice investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and his foreign dealings after it was covered up by Biden’s presidential campaign and dismissed by the media. Schweizer said it is a “national tragedy” the media […]

Pictures of the week: Europe pandemic pressure, Mediterranean tragedy, Crete floods

Health systems across Europe are straining under the pressure of the pandemic. Italy is one of the countries hit hardest by the second wave, logging one million total cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday. Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete has damaged roads, flooded hundreds of homes and swept cars into the sea. […]

For Jewish writers from Pittsburgh, the Tree of Life tragedy became very personal

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Lake Nyos Tragedy: A Deadly Demonic Fog in Cameroon

On August 21, 1986, in northwestern Cameroon, a massive froth shot up into the sky from the waters of Lake Nyos, followed by a thick ghostly fog which covered the surrounding landscape. In an instant, 1746 residents of the nearby villages of Nyos and Cha were killed. Hundreds toppled to the ground over fires, uneaten […]

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