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Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday at Kotel With Her 400 Descendants & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday at Kotel With Her 400 Descendants & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


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Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday Surrounded By 400 Descendants
A Holocaust survivor celebrated her 104th birthday last week at the Western Wall in Jerusalem — and for the occasion posed for a photo surrounded by about 400 of her descendants: children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shoshana Ovitz survived Auschwitz 74 years ago. At the celebration, which symbolized a triumph over the Nazis, “everyone was there with tears in their eyes.” Photos show the huge crowd posing in front of the Western Wall, with men on one side and women on the other, adhering to Jewish Orthodox tradition.

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A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.