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Isaac Leeser: Father Of Torah Judaism In America

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

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

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

Sara Markowitz celebrated her 102nd birthday with her family...

Discharged Lone Soldiers: You Chose the Thug Life

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

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

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”

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?

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

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)

Because I spoke Yiddish, it was only natural for me to become involved with the Russian Jews who were settling in Chicago.

Mother, Daughter Collaborate On Jewish ‘Where’s Waldo?’

The idea for the book came from Filreis who turned to art in 2005 after a bout with cancer.

The Anti-Semitism And Racism Of Frederic Remington

I have to know people pretty well, else I may foolishly suspect that they are going to use me in their business.

Shalva Praised At Int’l Conference in Jerusalem

It wasn’t just the U.S. that came in for criticism. Haifa University Professor Arie Rimmerman, who helped put together the conference, blasted Israel’s policies toward impoverished and disabled people of all ages.

Holocaust Survivor’s Name Lives On

Named after their beloved grandfather, who did not have grandsons to carry on the family name, Apeloig Collection serves as a living memory for all generations.

Mikhail Gorbachev, Friend Of The Jews And Israel

During his address Gorbachev again spoke of the great loss the Soviet Union had sustained through the emigration of Russian Jews.

Gifts Of Love

This son also bought me a real china knickknack - a mamma goose sheltering her gosling under her wing.

In-Depth Learning For Women On The Web

You could do just about everything on the internet, except a girl couldn't go to seminary online. I decided to change that.

Jewish Geography, Part I: Through The Mists Of Time

Was it the Jewish Rhadhanites who brought the Chinese art of papermaking to the Western world and not the Arabs?

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