What motivated these early "pioneers"? And what became of them and their efforts?
It is the hallmark of the Jewish people to take tragedy and turn it into cause for celebration.
Students wearing blue shirts participate in a weekly project called “Students & Baskets.” They come to open air markets on Thursdays and help the elderly carry their bags home.
Friedman believed that while monopolies and oligarchies are injurious to everybody, these systems are particularly ruinous for Jews and for Israel.
The song only became popular with Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews much later, and it was eventually translated into Ladino, Arabic and other languages. But what is it doing in our haggadah?
During the nineteen years of Israeli statehood preceding the Six-Day War, popular songs were rarely written about yearning for Jerusalem until “Yerushalayim shel Zahav” broke the mold in 1967, when Shemer was asked to compose a song for the Israel Song Festival.
Enchanted by his immigrant mother-in-law’s rituals, stories, and incredible blintzes, Guthrie learned everything he could about the Jewish people...
We don't go to hotels; we go to each other's homes.
Assume that at least one in three hospital patients will have some kind of diet restriction and educate yourself as to how best to support and promote their health.
It was a beautiful winter's day, but eerily quiet.
The year 1648 was supposed to have been a momentous one for the people of Israel.
We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.
Ironically, shortly before being assigned to his historic mission, he had requested a transfer to a combat unit to avenge his relatives in Europe.
They are trained to show all potential converts tremendous love and compassion. It's all part of their strategy.
I remember names and I remember people but never the train shall meet.
Referring to his family, he wrote to Mr. Tress, “I don’t know how I ever can thank you for what you did [for] all of us. It is now over four years since I left Germany…
The designated escape route was for the children to cross into the Netherlands, from where they were to embark via ferry to England.
In fact, you can barely turn around in Krakow’s Jewish quarter without bumping into a legend of some sort.
While advocating Jewish liberty, however, Jefferson simultaneously held Judaism itself in low regard.
I want to go on living even after my death.
But it’s not just the siddur. All books in Israeli schools are to be revered…. and covered.
“We were able to bring together the Jewish community, regardless of level of observance,”
While he wrote only one piece of music directly for liturgical use, Hashkeveinu, which premiered at the Park Avenue Synagogue on May 11, 1945, Bernstein often named his works after Jewish themes and personalities.
For his 16th yahrzeit (10 Shevat), I asked all the grandchildren to write some memories of their Zaidie that stand out in their mind.
The Ritchie Boys were approximately 9,000 US servicemen who received their training at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland.