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Holding Their Hands

11 Shevat 5777 – February 6, 2017
Dr. Gruber was 32 years old when she was sent on this mission. She felt strongly that she was suited to go as she was Jewish herself and spoke Yiddish.

Disraeli And The Secret Plan To End The U.S. Civil War

6 Shevat 5777 – February 1, 2017
Disraeli was also a Zionist who, in several of his later books, expressed his strong desire to see the return of the Jews to their land, including Jerusalem.

Jewish Geography, Part III: To the Ends of the Earth

1 Shevat 5777 – January 27, 2017
Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Isaac Leeser: Father Of Torah Judaism In America

28 Tevet 5777 – January 25, 2017
Orphaned at age 14 and raised by his devout grandmother, who greatly influenced him, Leeser emigrated from Germany to America three years later, arriving at Richmond (1824).

Pete Seeger: An Anti-Zionist Who Sang Israeli Songs

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
None of this should have been surprising to those who knew him because he was always first and foremost an unrepentant communist who, despite his repeated assertions of standing for peace and mutual cooperation, was actually a great anti-Israel public figure.

The First Jewish Americans: Freedom And Culture In The New World

19 Tevet 5777 – January 16, 2017
The current exhibition, on view until February 26, is in its own right combating anti-Semitism by educating the public about the impact early Jewish settlers had on helping to establish this country.

Ancient Jews: The Lands Of India

From the records we learn that, unlike European and Middle Eastern Jews, Jews in India were treated the same as any other citizen; they were often autonomous and experienced little persecution.

Boro Park Resident Turns A Happy 102

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
Sara Markowitz celebrated her 102nd birthday with her family...

Discharged Lone Soldiers: You Chose the Thug Life

12 Tevet 5777 – January 9, 2017
Israel knows how hard it is for a lone soldier to go from comforting arms of the IDF into hardcore Israeli civilian life.

The Judaism Of Joseph Pulitzer

7 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
Among other evidence, researchers have uncovered any number of official records, including passports and issued passes that conform Pulitzer’s mother was a Hungarian-born Jew.

NCSY Introduces Bencher App At Yarchei Kallah

6 Tevet 5777 – January 4, 2017
The app is a virtual version of the household staple in the Jewish community, with over 2.5 million copies printed and with numerous translations including German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish.

A Jewish Look At “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven”

5 Tevet 5777 – January 2, 2017
One only has to glance at the Jewish wedding ring from Germany topped with an ornate temple, symbolizing the lost Beis Hamikdash.

Friends Of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Conclusion)

It is impossible to assess how many lives have been touched, how many mitzvot have been performed because of F.R.E.E., and the far-reaching effect of each interaction with another Jew.

Giorgio Perlasca: The ‘Italian Wallenberg’

I couldn't stand the sight of people being branded like animals... I couldn't stand seeing children being killed. I did what I had to do.

Which Jew Really Created Batman?

29 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
After writing the first Batman story, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” Finger went on to author 1,500 more stories over 25 years.

The Sparks Of Judaism Come Alive In Belarus

Two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Belarus is still in many ways a communist country.

Jumpnasium And Billy Beez

27 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
Here are two excellent indoor parks I have recently visited with my family.

Kiddush Hashem 1966

Agnon's words at the Nobel ceremony resonated for a proud observant Jew embracing a momentous occasion.

Friends Of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Part II)

As the refugee population grew, we realized that we could reach more people through a Russian-language newspaper.

Friends of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Part I)

20 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
Because I spoke Yiddish, it was only natural for me to become involved with the Russian Jews who were settling in Chicago.

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