Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Reads

Obituary: Yisrael Kristal, 113, the world's oldest man, has died:

Kristal, who was recognized as the world’s oldest man by the Guinness Book of World Records, did not get to celebrate his bar mitzvah at the age of 13 in his native Poland due to World War I. He received media attention from around the world when he decided to celebrate it last year when he turned 113.

Born Sept. 15, 1903, near Zarnow, Poland, in what was then a part of the Russian Empire, he worked in a candy factory between the wars, and became a skilled confectioner. He married Chaja Feige Frucht in 1928 and the couple had two children.

Following the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, he and his family were forcibly moved into the Lodz Ghetto, where his children died. He and his wife were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, where she died. He survived to be liberated by the Soviet Red Army in 1945.


It should be obvious at this late date Bernie Sanders is a tool for Trump, the GOP, and the Russians.

Nepal has outlawed the practice of forcing menstruating women and girls out of the home and into huts.

Women have died under that custom.

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