In wake of synagogue shooting South Florida Jews remember Holocaust victims

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first_imgSunday’s remembrance ceremony was planned long before Saturday’s tragedy. Organizers said what happened in California makes remembering the Holocaust more relevant than ever.“I think it’s incumbent on us, especially on a day like today, to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and how we treat one another,” said Jessica Katz, a member of the Holocaust Memorial Board.Officials said Earnest has been booked on one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “I see Lori laying on the floor unconscious,” said Goldstein, “and her dear husband, Dr. Howard Kaye, who’s like a brother to me, is trying to resuscitate her, and he faints, and he’s laying there on the floor next to his wife, and then their daughter Hannah comes out screaming, ‘Daddy and Mommy, what’s going on?’ It’s the most heart-wrenching sight I could have seen.”Kaye later died at a nearby hospital.Officials said a 9-year old girl was injured by shrapnel that hit her in the leg and in the face.Doctors said Goldstein will likely lose his right index finger.Police said Earnest was a student at California State University San Marcos and may be connected to a mosque fire in March.Investigators believe the suspect used an AR-15 rifle that may have jammed or malfunctioned, which is why he wasn’t able to injure or kill more people.“The suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department,” said San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. “We have police presence at this event, and we made sure that all of our local synagogues and worship houses, that we have enhanced security, and we will have that security into the future,” said Miami Beach Police spokesperson Shantell Mitchell. An especially meaningful Holocaust remembrance event in Miami Beach. Just watched as a Holocaust survivor cried talking about the California synagogue shooting. America today: metal detectors, K9s, and snipers on nearby buildings are needed for a Holocaust remembrance event. pic.twitter.com/Mrxufb3lXZ— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) April 28, 2019The solemn occasion took place as more details about the California shooting continued to surface.Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said he was in the middle of his service when the shooter started firing.“Here is a young man standing with a rifle pointed right at me,” said Goldstein, “and I looked at him. He had sunglasses on. I couldn’t see his eyes. I couldn’t see his soul. I froze.”Investigators said four people were shot, including 60-year-old Lori Kaye, who threw herself in front of the shooter to protect Goldstein. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida’s Jewish community came together for a Holocaust remembrance ceremony that took on an especially somber tone in the wake of the deadly synagogue shooting in California.Attendees at the ceremony, held Sunday evening at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, said the tragedy at Chabad of Poway, located near San Diego, drove home the reality that anti-Semitism is still alive in this country, and it cannot be ignored.Authorities said 19-year-old John Earnest opened fire inside the house of worship, Saturday morning, fatally striking a woman and injuring three others, including a rabbi.Holocaust survivor David Mermelstein, who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, said the shooting brought him to tears.“I got sick. I was crying. That this should still happen in the United States of America, it’s just unbelievable.” he said.Responding to the tragedy in California, Miami Beach Police increased security at the event. 7News cameras captured a heavy police presence, including K-9 units.Officers shut down the roads surrounding the Holocaust Memorial and used metal detectors. last_img read more

Lufthansa First and Business Class transit passeng

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first_imgLufthansa First and Business Class transit passengers as well as customers with Hon Circle, Senator or frequent traveler status will enjoy a unique view at the end of March at Frankfurt Airport. With the opening of the new Tower Lounge in departures area A above gate 65, the customary amenities will be offered to lounge guests in addition to, but also an unusual ambience right beneath the new apron tower, with spacious panoramic windows allowing a spectacular view of the tarmac.On a floor area of 11,800 square feet, big enough for up to 288 guests, the Tower Lounge is equipped with an array of amenities for guests to enjoy the time at the airport prior to their flight. In a large comfort area, deep leather armchairs invite lounge visitors to sit back and relax while viewing the apron traffic through the huge glass façade. In the bistro area, drinks and a variety of savory snacks are awaiting lounge guests at the buffet: a soup of the day, for example, and a choice of warm or cold sandwiches. Guests who want to get in some work before departure can retreat to one of the individual workstations. Apart from WLAN access throughout the lounge, the workstations are equipped with complimentary Internet PCs, a fax and copy machine, credit card payphones and power points to re-charge mobile devices. Five modern and refreshing showers are also available.Lufthansa currently operates around 65 lounges with a total floor space of more than 300,000 square feet. Depending on their booking class and status, Lufthansa passengers have access to four different lounge types: First-Class, Senator and Business lounges and now the new Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt – all of them pleasant havens to spend time waiting for their flight, relax or work. Along with the more than 660 lounges operated by Lufthansa’s Star Alliance and cooperation partners, which can be used by Lufthansa guests, Lufthansa offers its premium customers one of the largest lounge networks in the world. In order to expand and enhance its lounge portfolio, the airline is investing around $190 million dollars through 2013 in constructing new lounges or refurbishing existing facilities.www.lufthansa.comlast_img read more