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Jews of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

14 Elul 5775 – August 28, 2015
There is a rich Jewish history in this part of the world. Now the hidden customs are being revealed, as many seek to reconnect with their roots.

The Zapruder Film: A Piece Of Jewish History

12 Elul 5775 – August 26, 2015
On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder created one of the most famous, and valuable, pieces of film and became forever linked with one of...

Jewish Chopsticks

10 Elul 5775 – August 24, 2015
Upon meeting the Zionist delegation, General Wu, a recent convert to Christianity, said, “You are my spiritual brothers.

Victory Through Torah

With the assistance of Mr. Tress, Private Moskowitz tried tirelessly to become an army chaplain.

Beyond The Pale: Jewish Ukraine (Part II)

2 Elul 5775 – August 17, 2015
The pogroms of 1881-1884 were sparked by the assassination of Alexander II.

Bringing Bright Smiles To A Jewish African Community

30 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
"They have such a strong connection to Judaism."

Lone Soldiers On Leave: Do You Know Where They Go?

26 Av 5775 – August 10, 2015
There are nearly 3,000 lone soldiers in Israel today; most of whom return to empty, lonely apartments.

The Anne Frank House

Hundreds of thousands of people visit the house each year and are touched by the tragic story.

Giving While Living: Liver Donation Saves Monsey Mom

21 Av 5775 – August 5, 2015
In comparison for the same year, there were 5,135 kidney transplants from a living donor and 10,015 kidney transplants from a deceased donor.

Andy Warhol’s ‘Minyan’

14 Av 5775 – July 29, 2015
Jews who were considered, but not ultimately selected, include Woody Allen, Saul Bellow, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, Anne Frank, and Barbra Streisand.

Mourning To Morning

9 Av 5775 – July 24, 2015
What makes this diary so historically significant is that it is not just the private memoir of Dr. Seidman. Rather, it is a reflection of the suffering of Klal Yisrael at that time.

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

7 Av 5775 – July 22, 2015
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

5 Av 5775 – July 20, 2015
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

29 Tammuz 5775 – July 16, 2015
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

22 Tammuz 5775 – July 8, 2015
“Your children, look up there at the top of the chimney. Do you see the smoke coming out?” She looked up, confused by his words. He laughed harshly. “That smoke. There are your children!”

One Year Later – Remembering Our Boys

20 Tammuz 5775 – July 6, 2015
In the face of evil, we can do acts of kindness. We can do good deeds.

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

16 Tammuz 5775 – July 2, 2015
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

14 Tammuz 5775 – June 30, 2015
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...

13 Tammuz 5775 – June 29, 2015
It may be that seeking to connect with the past is rooted in the impermanence and impersonality of modern life.

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