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Nazi treasure hunters come up empty in Poland ‘gold train’ dig

(JTA) – Treasure hunters in Poland said they failed to find a hidden train long rumored to be filled with Nazi gold.  The search led by Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, who a year ago said they had located the train using ground-penetrating radar, also could not locate the tunnel in which the train was believed to be hidden at the end of World War II.  More...

Russian Jews posthumously honor Elie Wiesel, who fought to free them

(JTA) ­– A Jewish organization working in the former Soviet Union inaugurated an exhibition in Moscow on the life of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died last month at 87.  More...

Israeli forces raid West Bank weapons factories

JERUSALEM – Israeli security forces shut down six illegal weapons manufacturing factories in the West Bank in what the army said was the biggest such operation of an ongoing crackdown.  The raids conducted jointly by the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police took place Monday night, Aug. 22, in Bethlehem and Hebron.  More...

Trump is not the lesser of two evils

Dear Editor:  It is my understanding that the Jewish Press purposely declines to endorse candidates for political office. I respect this policy, given that your mission is to inform and support the entire Tampa Bay Jewish community.  More...

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