It was through Jackson’s leadership that the Nuremberg trials were organized; standards of evidence developed; rights of defendants defined; and prosecutorial action commenced.
The leading fighter for Jewish civil rights in Germany, he used his respect and renown to assist individual Jews and entire communities in disputes with the German authorities and he facilitated the revocation of many anti-Semitic laws.
A livid Truman screamed at him for violating his specific instruction never to even mention the word “Palestine.”
In a symbolic move, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was the last player chosen in the draft.
What happened was not our choice. But how we react - that is our choice.
Though the United States participated, Israeli officials were furious when the U.S. announced it would boycott the opening ceremony.
Sousa Mendes told Rabbi Kruger that he also had a large family and wanted to help the Kruger family.
Herzl decided that a newspaper geared to the broader Jewish public, particularly the middle classes, would lead to greater success in spreading the Zionist idea.
One of Christopher’s main goals as secretary of state was to establish peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors and on a 1994 peacemaking trip to Israel he landed there on Monday, May 16 – Shavuot.
His mother, wanting him to be a rabbi, saw to it that he received a traditional Jewish education, and his lifelong love for the Bible began at age four when he learned Hebrew.
How does one describe an historic moment of excruciating joy that defies reality?
A venerable American institution, “The Greatest Show on Earth” is no more. After 146 years, Feld Entertainment, owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...
My Jewishness is the dominant element in my life. From this has come my sympathy with the downtrodden masses which motivates all my work.
The proclamation of a Jewish state had to be made on May 14 because the British Mandate was to end at midnight and Jewish leadership did not want even one second to pass before the formal establishment of the state.
Though Murrow became a legendary pioneer of radio broadcasting and television news, he has received little recognition for his rescue efforts on behalf of persecuted scholars during the Holocaust.
Many young Jewish soldiers who were away from home for the first time found that attending a Seder provided an important emotional link to familiar traditions of home and family.
On the one hand, he was not a Zionist in the sense of supporting Eretz Yisrael as a Jewish state and he publicly proclaimed that he was not a political Zionist.
Our extended family, although not a very orthodox group, was nevertheless totally Jewish in identity and heritage…
Though I assumed he was just another notary, I nonetheless decided on a whim to see if I could find out anything interesting about him – and therein lies a truly remarkable, almost unbelievable, tale.
He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era and created dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films in a career that lasted more than four decades.
Were the Jews Eldad encountered during his life and travels really descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes?
The German Military High Command through War Minister Wild von Hohenborn ordered the Judenzählung (1916), a despicable Jewish census designed to confirm the lack of patriotism among German Jews.
He married within the faith (to chemist Anne Beloff) and was an outspoken anti-assimilationist.
Disraeli was also a Zionist who, in several of his later books, expressed his strong desire to see the return of the Jews to their land, including Jerusalem.
Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.