With the assistance of Mr. Tress, Private Moskowitz tried tirelessly to become an army chaplain.
The pogroms of 1881-1884 were sparked by the assassination of Alexander II.
"They have such a strong connection to Judaism."
There are nearly 3,000 lone soldiers in Israel today; most of whom return to empty, lonely apartments.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit the house each year and are touched by the tragic story.
In comparison for the same year, there were 5,135 kidney transplants from a living donor and 10,015 kidney transplants from a deceased donor.
Jews who were considered, but not ultimately selected, include Woody Allen, Saul Bellow, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, Anne Frank, and Barbra Streisand.
What makes this diary so historically significant is that it is not just the private memoir of Dr. Seidman. Rather, it is a reflection of the suffering of Klal Yisrael at that time.
For the last several years, four Jewish schools in the Baltimore Jewish community have been expelling students who have not received their vaccinations.
On an ice-cold night in 1942, while taking part in a demanding Palmach training course in Juara in north Israel, Chaviva Reich made the...
Not as well known is that long before Anderson was denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall, she was refused lodging at Nassau Inn in Princeton during her April 16, 1937 concert at the McCarter Theatre there, and Albert Einstein invited her into his home as a guest.
“Your children, look up there at the top of the chimney. Do you see the smoke coming out?” She looked up, confused by his words. He laughed harshly. “That smoke. There are your children!”
In the face of evil, we can do acts of kindness. We can do good deeds.
After diamonds were discovered in South Africa in the mid-1800s, Antwerp regained its prominence as the diamond capital of the world.
Marceau suggested a dark reason for his wordless art: "The people who came back from the [concentration] camps were never able to talk about it…. My name is Mangel. I am Jewish. Perhaps that, unconsciously, contributed towards my choice of silence."
Anna Henriques, who hopes to one day head back to Jamaica, says, “Rabbi Raskin must be willing to respect what exists in Jamaica. The way to the future is to gently bring in the traditions of the past and at the same time embrace the idiosyncrasies of the Jamaican people.”
It may be that seeking to connect with the past is rooted in the impermanence and impersonality of modern life.
Everyone in the kehilla can get involved, she added, and mothers can network with each other.
On her first ever trip to Israel last week, popular radio talk-show personality and clinical psychologist Dr. Joy Browne, whose spirited broadcasts regularly attract...
For those who couldn’t go off base, a personal parcel was priceless in its ability to convey a feeling of home.
With the danger of being discovered always a possibility, the partisans not only moved around in the forest, but also eliminated any collaborators.
Many properly cite Innocents as evidence that the Arab presence in Eretz Yisrael was so inconsequential before the arrival of the Zionist pioneers as to defeat any modern Arab claim to the land.
For the Jewish community, the influx of so many world-class musicians provided a tremendous cultural stimulus and generated great pride.
"Spot On,” our semi-regular feature on off-the-beaten-track places in Israel, takes us to the Golan
"One minute I sing a song and they go back in time to their youth."