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Posted on: May 21st, 2015

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The nations of the world left the vessel to sit rotting in the water during one of the coldest winters in decades and with its starving and freezing passengers abandoned.

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Posted on: May 8th, 2015

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If the people lacked for material things, the Pale was spiritually rich.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2015

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An avid and unapologetic eugenicist, Shaw suggested that the Nazis “make it punishable incest for a Jew to marry anyone but an Aryan.”

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Posted on: May 5th, 2015

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After camping out in tents for a year, the Maoz family needed some time out.

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Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

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Jewish Democrats did not entirely trust the son of Joseph Kennedy, a man broadly considered to be both anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2015

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French thinkers of the Enlightenment were generally not pro-Semitic, to say the least.

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Posted on: April 6th, 2015

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After the last of Austria's Jews were murdered, Albert confiscated whatever Jewish property remained.

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Posted on: March 27th, 2015

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Szold was among the founders and leaders (she served on its executive committee) of Ichud (“Unity”), a political group that campaigned against the creation of an independent, sovereign Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2015

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The sense of the painting is that the old man has sacrificed himself to save the boy, as whatever meager provisions exist have been provided to the child.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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One should not give the money before Purim morning or after sunset.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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The mishloach manos of times gone by were sometimes simple and sometimes elaborate, but the main focus was on the preparation of the delicious food they contained.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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One of the earliest special Purims we have on record was celebrated by the Jews of Granada and Shmuel HaNagid, the eleventh-century rav, poet, soldier and statesman, and one of the most influential Jews in Muslim Spain.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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It was only in the reign of George III (1760-1820) that Jews became socially acceptable in Britain, and Nathan became music master to Princess Charlotte and musical librarian to King George IV.

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Posted on: February 12th, 2015

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Agudat Yisrael led a forceful protest in the Knesset deploring the fact that these defenders of Israel had never been given a proper Jewish burial.

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

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Jews integrated into life in Kenya to such an extent that in 1955, Israel Somen, who had worked extensively on the Lunatic Line (the colloquial name for the railway that was forged madly through forests and ravines, troops of tribesmen and lions) was elected the mayor of Nairobi.

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Posted on: January 29th, 2015

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Though the CCAR supported the Jewish right to emigrate to Eretz Yisrael, it strenuously objected to defining Palestine as the Jewish homeland.

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Posted on: January 19th, 2015

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Few traces remain of the glory days of Jewish life in the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, but the demise wasn’t due to the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Rather it was a manmade volcano called the Edict of Expulsion from Spain – and not even an invitation to return in Shevat of 1740 could […]

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Posted on: December 26th, 2014

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An incredible child protégé and a world chess champion, Boris Spassky (1937- ), best known for his “Match of the Century” loss in Reykjavík to Fischer, will always be inexorably tied to the latter.

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Posted on: December 10th, 2014

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The following statement is issued by the Presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

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Posted on: December 1st, 2014

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Keeping my hands on my head, I looked up to see four or five balls of fire exploding in the sky.

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