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– Journey with the Enemy –
Descendants of victims and perpetrators team up to unravel the truth of who murdered the Jews of Lithuania
By David. E. Kaplan
Murder Most Foul! But who did the killings of 90% of Lithuania’s Jewish community? Many in Lithuania, from its government down, would like to blame it all on ‘the usual suspects’ – the Nazis! NOT TRUE reveals intrepid investigators Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff and Lithuanian writer Rūta Vanagaitė in a revealing exposé of the nature and scope of Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust.
Love Thy Neighbour
By Rolene Marks
It took an army to save Syrian civilians – Israel’s army! Between 2016-2018, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) embarked on Operation Good Neighbour, a humanitarian mission that saved thousands of Syrian civilians experiencing injuries and trauma during the ongoing civil war. Lay of the Land travelled to the Golan Heights to meet Lt Col (Res) Eyal Dror, who commanded the special unit charged with carrying out over 700 lifesaving missions.
Nose Breathing vs Mouth Breathing
Lessons learned during COVID is that Preventive Care in the ‘best of times’ can reduce health risks in the ‘worst of times’
By Lionel H. Phillips D.O.
We all breathe without giving it a thought, and all too often, choose the wrong option – breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. Be guided by International Fitness & Health Instructor Lionel Phillips on how to go about breathing through the nose and discover the many important health benefits to be had from correct consistent nose breathing.
LOTL Cofounders David E. Kaplan (Editor), Rolene Marks and Yair Chelouche
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