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Yorkers – But Are They Kosher?

In honor of Sukkos, The Jewish Press decided to feature pictures of six of the winning designs.

Thanks For The Set!

The rights Rosen won for Jews included the right to emigrate, and he oversaw a tremendous exodus of some 400,000 Romanian Jews to Eretz Yisrael and elsewhere.

Kapparot: ‘A Wing And A Prayer’

In Levy’s drawing, the children do not seem particularly enamored by having a chicken waived over their heads, as the boy seems to be shielding his eyes and the little girl seems to be recoiling in horror.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From WWII’s Jewish Brigade

Broadly heralded as the contemporary embodiment of the Maccabees, some 30,000 Jewish volunteers from Eretz Yisrael served with the British Army during World War II, and more than 700 were killed in active duty.

The First Jew To Serve On The Federal Bench

However, the main target in Lauder’s piece was “the Orthodox,” who he paints with one brush, as if there are not huge differences within Israel’s vibrant modern Orthodox, nationalist religious Zionist and charedi communities.

For The First Time, Antarctica Within Reach Of Frum Travelers

Because only 100 passengers from any one ship are allowed on shore at any one time, visitors to the Frozen Continent will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during its mildest time of year when temperatures average approximately 34 degrees.

The German Reparations Question

This protest became the first time in Israeli history that demonstrators interrupted a Knesset session seeking to overturn a democratically made Knesset decision.

The Halachic Obligation To Report Abuse

Some Rishonim write that one may speak lashon hara to prevent potential damage or injury.

Fewer Than One In 10,000 Survived

I had no idea what I was getting myself into; I had joined a Holocaust family and jumped through the rabbit hole.

Former IDF Soldier, Father Of Two, Needs A Kidney

I desperately want [my wife] and I to grow old together, to be with my family and friends, and to watch my grandchildren grow up,"

‘The Jew Of A Thousand Voices’

His multi-lingual immigrant community, a paradigm of the American melting pot (including Russian Jews), provided a virtual cornucopia of languages, dialects, accents, intonations, and vernaculars that supplied a rich and abundant source of material for the prospective voice actor.

Rav Moshe Feinstein, Golda Meir, And Redeeming Skyjacked Hostages

Interestingly, among the unreleased hostages were Rav Yitzchak Hutner, the former Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbi Chaim Berlin in New York and author of Pachad Yitzchak, and members of his family, who were on their way from Israel back to America.

Hiding History In Hungary

Most of the Jews could have been saved if the government had really wanted to protect them.

Beilis: From Jewish Victim To Jewish Hero

Menahem Mendel Beilis (1874-1934) was a Russian Jew accused of ritual murder in the “Beilis Affair,” an infamous Russian anti-Semitic trial reminiscent of the...

500 Transplants and Counting: The Lifesaving Work of Renewal

Renewal never recruits potential donors, but when calls come in from those contemplating kidney donation, they answer questions and put callers in touch with previous givers.

Madame Dreyfus And Madame Zola

Dreyfus was one of some 50,000 attendees at Zola’s funeral in the Montmartre Cemetery. He remained deeply grateful to Zola and apparently never forgot his benefactor.

Freud’s Twisted View Of Jewish Origins

That Freud was Jewish is universally recognized. Not as well known is his strong and proud self-identification as a Jew. Freud was also very...

The Amazing Tale Of Morris ‘Two-Gun’ Cohen

One of the most colorful, albeit largely unknown, characters in contemporary Jewish history is Morris (Moishe) Abraham “Two-Gun” Cohen (1887-1970), a.k.a. “the uncrowned Jewish...

Albert Einstein’s ‘Music Of The Spheres’

Einstein once declared that while Beethoven “created” his music, Mozart's “was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master.”

Sousa’s Jewish Connections

Sousa’s respect and affection for Liebling may explain why, for his time, the fiercely patriotic bandleader had a rather enlightened view of Jewish immigrants to the United States.

The Palestine Pavilion – 1924-25

They could view articles of Eastern craftsmanship, including Hebron glassware, Jerusalem pottery, Nazareth lace, Palestinian olive wood, and other locally manufactured products, including soap from the renowned Shemen company.

Nathan Birnbaum, Founder Of ‘Zionism’

Zionist leader, Yiddishist, journalist, and Jewish theoretician and philosopher Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937), who sometimes used the pseudonyms “Mattisyahu Ascher” or “Mathias Acher,” is one...

What Did Philip Roth Consider To Be His Greatest Work?

Though Roth passionately rejected categorization as a “Jewish-American writer,” it is indisputable that a primary focus of his work was to brazenly, even defiantly, explore American life through a distinctly Jewish lens.

The 1928-29 Battle For The Kotel

It added that Jews had the right to “free access to the Western Wall for the purpose of devotions at all times.”

Sartre’s Muddled Views On Jews And Israel

Yet he argued that while Zionism was an important cause in the aftermath of the Holocaust, it had become irrelevant – indeed, it was now a “regressive ideology” – because, he claimed, there was no longer any foreseeable threat of anti-Semitism.

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