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Vaccination Deliberation: Yeshivas in Baltimore Have Expelled Students for Not Being Vaccinated

For the last several years, four Jewish schools in the Baltimore Jewish community have been expelling students who have not received their vaccinations.

Three Women Parachutists In World War Two

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...

The Zionism Of Marian Anderson

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.

The Parchment Burned… The Letters Ascended

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One Year Later – Remembering Our Boys

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Our Whacky World

I do not suggest abandoning civilization for a pristine desert island or a hilltop in Judea or Samaria.

A Tale of Two Cities: Jewish Antwerp and Brussels

After diamonds were discovered in South Africa in the mid-1800s, Antwerp regained its prominence as the diamond capital of the world.

Marcel Marceau, Holocaust Hero

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."

Stoking The Embers Of Jamaican Jewry

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.”

History Through The Cracks Finding Story In The Spaces Between Genealogy, Memory And Recorded...

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Can Rebbetzins Do Anything About The Shidduch Crisis?

Everyone in the kehilla can get involved, she added, and mothers can network with each other.

Radio Personality Dr. Joy Browne Comes Face To Face With Victims of Terrorism In...

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...

Far From Home

For those who couldn’t go off base, a personal parcel was priceless in its ability to convey a feeling of home.

How Four Partisan Brothers Saved Over A Thousand Jews

With the danger of being discovered always a possibility, the partisans not only moved around in the forest, but also eliminated any collaborators.

Mark Twain, Eretz Yisrael, And The Jews

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.

Starting Your Day

Am I so Jewishly unknowledgeable? It sure looked like it!

Toscanini And The Birth Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

For the Jewish community, the influx of so many world-class musicians provided a tremendous cultural stimulus and generated great pride.

Magical Fruit In The Golan Heights

"Spot On,” our semi-regular feature on off-the-beaten-track places in Israel, takes us to the Golan

MusiCare: Therapy, Lipa Style

"One minute I sing a song and they go back in time to their youth."

A Railway Sign In Yiddish? – Only in Siberia

Birobidzhan railway station sign is the world's only one spelling the town's name in Yiddish letters

A Jewish Soldier In Greece

Mordechai and his men shared a strong mutual loyalty.

A Soldier’s Battle

“Can I wear tefillin in the bathroom?” That was the question US Private Nuchim Lebensohn wrote to Mike Tress, president of the Agudath Israel...

Remember The Struma!

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Beyond The Pale

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

The Anti-Semitism Of George Bernard Shaw

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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