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.
Orphaned at age 14 and raised by his devout grandmother, who greatly influenced him, Leeser emigrated from Germany to America three years later, arriving at Richmond (1824).
None of this should have been surprising to those who knew him because he was always first and foremost an unrepentant communist who, despite his repeated assertions of standing for peace and mutual cooperation, was actually a great anti-Israel public figure.
Among other evidence, researchers have uncovered any number of official records, including passports and issued passes that conform Pulitzer’s mother was a Hungarian-born Jew.
It is impossible to assess how many lives have been touched, how many mitzvot have been performed because of F.R.E.E., and the far-reaching effect of each interaction with another Jew.
After writing the first Batman story, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” Finger went on to author 1,500 more stories over 25 years.
Two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Belarus is still in many ways a communist country.
Agnon's words at the Nobel ceremony resonated for a proud observant Jew embracing a momentous occasion.
As the refugee population grew, we realized that we could reach more people through a Russian-language newspaper.
Because I spoke Yiddish, it was only natural for me to become involved with the Russian Jews who were settling in Chicago.