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One of the medieval Aliyot was that of the Sephardic Jewish community which fled Spain following the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition.
The sixteenth century Arab historian Mujir Al Din wrote that Rachel’s Tomb was a Jewish holy place.
The entire Land of Israel, have been the subject of incessant Islamic reinvention.
Are we to believe that these Jews who were devout and pious were being punished?
Two people have reported snow in the late May-early June, though in both cases, it was hearsay.
Shavuot reflects the centrality of 'seven' in Judaism.
An interview with Professor Jerry Z. Muller author of "Capitalism and the Jews."
Few of those dancing in the circle passing around the fire know what they are truly commemorating and yet the act is its own commemoration.
None of these archaeological relics would have existed if there weren’t an ancient Jewish kingdom within the Land of Israel.
This is Judah’s manifest destiny. This is the uncanny persistence of his youth, the anthem of his old.
As time went on, as would be expected of me, I lost more and more of my equipment—but not my gun or my tefillin.
Do you remember where you were when Sandy Koufax said he would not play on Yom Kippur. The National Museum of American Jewish History is looking for you.
The dust is the memory of ages and the children shall always return to the dust of their ancestors.
Irena Sendler smuggled 2,500 children out of the ghetto.
The Jewish lesson of the Holocaust is this: Jew hatred is real, it is dangerous and it is not possible for Jews to depend on others to protect them.
Connections between the Jewish and American traditions of liberty.
Obama's visit remains a symbol that among us are those who still carry the ghetto mentality.
Recently, archaeologists have been back to Tel Shiloh looking for ancient treasures which will show what life had been like in Biblical times when Jewish pilgrims came to Shiloh to pray.
In cases where the Nazi regime judged that protest could spark attention from the broader German public, the decision was made for tactical reasons to appease rather than quell with brute force.
Especially remarkable is the behavior of Esther. Warned of Haman’s plan, Esther wants to do nothing lest she place herself at risk.
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