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Fiddlers On The Loose: A Short History Of Klezmer

One thing klezmer instruments usually had in common was their portability.

The Jewish Soul Of Shimon Peres

Though Peres was raised in a non-religious family and was not personally observant, he studied Talmud as a child with his maternal grandfather, the great Torah scholar Rav Tzvi Hirsh Meltzer, Hy”d, who had a great influence on his life.

The Last Mitzvah

It is vital today to educate the Jewish community that cremation is against Jewish law.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From Sandy Koufax

His act of conscience was broadly seen as a moment of pride, sacrifice, and religious commitment, though Koufax himself was far from observant.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Meyer Levin, And The Jews

Also ironic is that one of his most recognized works is Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, considered by many critics to be his most beautiful and expressive house of worship.

History Of Jews In Golders Green

The Jews who landed at London’s port, located at the eastern end of the city, did not have the wherewithal to go far, and settled in what it still known as the East End, like what happened in the Lower East Side of New York.

High-Tech Heroine

I started labeling myself a Muslim Zionist two years ago.

The Frum Chess Grandmaster And The Lubavitcher Rebbes

Though Fischer reacted viscerally to even the suggestion that he was Jewish – he was, in fact, a vicious anti-Semite, Holocaust denier, and Israel-hater – his mother was Jewish and his biological father probably was as well.

The Philo-Semitism Of Maxim Gorky

Gorky openly, frequently, and vociferously criticized his government's malevolent oppression of the Jewish community.

Kima Kima: Messianic Times

I must say that my heart filled with happiness and faith in Hashem.

Felix Bonfils’s Photographs Of Eretz Yisrael

Bonfils deliberately selected his subjects in order to preserve a vast range of information for geographical, ethnographic, biblical, archeological, architectural, and historical studies.

Celebrities Rally Round London’s #Spit4Mum

Sharon Berger, 65, of London was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in 2012, and was told that the only available cure was a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor.

Enrico Fermi Saves His Jewish Family From The Holocaust

He mentions the threatening atmosphere of anti-Semitism in Mussolini's Italy and his concern for his wife and children.

Hope For A World Gone Astray

We in Israel are "used to" hatred and violence, but we are not immune.

Assorted Oddities

Did you know the United States issued a 39-cent stamp featuring the Kotel back in 2007?

The Nozyk Genizah Of Warsaw: Historic Torah Fragments Discovered In Poland

A few of them looked to be over five hundred years old due to some of the variant letter shapes and tagim (crowns) that are no longer used.

The Prayers Of A Lifetime

To the amazement of the bedraggled group of prisoners, Rav Yaakov proceeded to recite the entire parsha from memory.

In Memory of Albert (Anshel) Klass

His life was an example of Torah, middos and humility in action.

Longfellow And The Jewish Cemetery At Newport

Newport had been financially devastated during the Revolution, when the British occupied the town and seized ships and other resources.

Temech: Networking And Business Tactics In Jerusalem

The lectures are all of the highest caliber, with each lecturer a successful expert in his or her field. They give practical hands-on advice and tips to help others replicate their success.

March Of The Living

Another fact that participants need to deal with is that in so many cases little remains to bear witness to the horrors that took place.

Elie Wiesel: From ‘Night’ To Faith

In Ani Maamin, Wiesel navigates the extremes between shallow religious fervor and glib atheism.

Four For The Fourth (Part II)

Perhaps even more would have perished if not for the efforts of thousands of women who volunteered to help nurse the soldiers, including Clara Barton, who would later found the American Red Cross, and Louisa May Alcott, author of the Civil War-era classic Little Women.

A Rainbow of Fun And Unity

While there were those who chose to avoid the paint, I wasn’t one of them.

Darwin, Jewish Theology, And The Holocaust

While it is not the purpose of this article to present a dissertation on the Torah’s views on evolution, suffice it to say this is a very controversial topic and that strong arguments exist on both sides.

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