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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!

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.

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.”

Emancipation In Iyar

Eretz Yisrael is Eretz HaChayim - the Land of Life.

From Elei Sinai to Palmachim: Meet Sarita and Dror Maoz

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

New Case Study Details Characteristics Of Successful Funder Collaborative

“Like other collaborative members, we embarked on this journey as an opportunity to build on New York leadership’s long commitment to expand and diversify opportunities for Jewish teen engagement,” says Melanie Schneider, senior planning executive with UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal

The Pacific War

Several thousand Eastern European Jews had escaped Nazi death and Soviet persecution by fleeing to Shanghai, China.

JFK, The Anti-Shechitah Law, And Israel

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

Jewish Soldiers In World War II

During the Second World War, a million and a half Jewish soldiers fought in the Allied armies, the Partisan units in Eastern Europe, and...

Jean Jacques Rousseau And The Jews

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

My Jewish Star

My Jewish star was battered, indeed it was a wreck But I picked it up anyway and put it around my neck To know that hatred mangled it was surely very painful But just the same to me it is still very beautiful.

Who Knows 1420?

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

Keeping Ourselves Safe From Electrical Fires

When using an extension cord always make sure to use the correct rated extension cord.

The Faux Zionism Of Henrietta Szold

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.

Pablo Picasso And The Old Jew

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.

An Upside-Down World

Despite a sea of enemies determined to erase it from the face of the earth, the State of Israel continues to exist.

The Basics Of Matanos La’evyonim And Mishloach Manos

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

Mishloach Manos – ‘In Those Days, In This Time…’

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.

Purim All Year Long

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.

Isaac Nathan: Lord Byron’s ‘Rabbi’ And Chronicler Of Jewish Music

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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