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Settling The Land, One Century At A Time

What motivated these early "pioneers"? And what became of them and their efforts?

From Sorrow To Joy

It is the hallmark of the Jewish people to take tragedy and turn it into cause for celebration.

A Family Holiday: Happy Birthday Israel

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.

Milton Friedman, Israel, And The Socialist Jewish Paradox

Friedman believed that while monopolies and oligarchies are injurious to everybody, these systems are particularly ruinous for Jews and for Israel.

When A Goat Came To The Seder Table (Dayenu!)

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?

Naomi Shemer’s Passover

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.

Woody Guthrie: Jewish Family, Jewish Music

Enchanted by his immigrant mother-in-law’s rituals, stories, and incredible blintzes, Guthrie learned everything he could about the Jewish people...

Flowing With The Stream

We don't go to hotels; we go to each other's homes.

How To Pay A Hospital Visit

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.

My Gulf War

It was a beautiful winter's day, but eerily quiet.

Salonika: A Mother City in Israel

The year 1648 was supposed to have been a momentous one for the people of Israel.

A Call To Arms

We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.

The Jew Who Bombed Both Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Ironically, shortly before being assigned to his historic mission, he had requested a transfer to a combat unit to avenge his relatives in Europe.

Save Our Souls

They are trained to show all potential converts tremendous love and compassion. It's all part of their strategy.

Memory Chips

I remember names and I remember people but never the train shall meet.

The Significance Of One

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 ‘British Schindler’

The designated escape route was for the children to cross into the Netherlands, from where they were to embark via ferry to England.

A Mother City In Israel – Krakow

In fact, you can barely turn around in Krakow’s Jewish quarter without bumping into a legend of some sort.

Thomas Jefferson: Jewish Student Of Talmud?

While advocating Jewish liberty, however, Jefferson simultaneously held Judaism itself in low regard.

Paper Pages

I want to go on living even after my death.

Out With The Old, In With The New

But it’s not just the siddur. All books in Israeli schools are to be revered…. and covered.

Moms Go For Guinness Record In Kids Challah Bake

“We were able to bring together the Jewish community, regardless of level of observance,”

Leonard Bernstein And ‘East Side Story’

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.

Memories Of Zaidie Sholom

For his 16th yahrzeit (10 Shevat), I asked all the grandchildren to write some memories of their Zaidie that stand out in their mind.

Survival Of A Legacy

The Ritchie Boys were approximately 9,000 US servicemen who received their training at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland.

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