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First Synagogue in 500 Years to Open in Palermo, Sicily

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
The move comes as a growing number of people throughout Sicily are rediscovering their Jewish roots.

Shavei Israel to Open First Jewish Kindergarten in Lodz

3 Elul 5775 – August 18, 2015
Shavei Israel and the Jewish community of Lodz will open the first Jewish kindergarten in the city since World War II.

A Jewish Twist on ‘Land Day’

10 Nisan 5775 – March 30, 2015
Today on the Hebrew calendar is the 10th of Nisan - the day the People of Israel crossed into their new Land.

Bnei Menashe Children Celebrate Their First Shavuot in Israel

5 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
Bnei Menashe children who made Aliyah with their families on May 26, celebrate their first Israeli Shavuot.

Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Hold First Traditional Seder in China

8 Nisan 5774 – April 8, 2014
Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!

When Israeli Journalists Cross The Line

28 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
Over the course of the past week, the Israeli media have been consumed by reports of an impending decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to launch a military strike against Iranian nuclear installations.

Cut U.S. Funding To The UN

2 Av 5772 – July 21, 2012
In recent weeks the United Nations has gone on the warpath against Israel, defaming the Jewish state and providing aid and comfort to its enemies.

Take Back The Holy Sites

24 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
Displaying their customary respect for Jewish holy sites, Palestinian vandals struck again last month, desecrating an ancient synagogue in Naaran near Jericho. In addition to damaging priceless relics, the perpetrators spray-painted swastikas, Palestinian flags and political slogans, adding insult to injury in their hate-filled assault.

Stop Funding Tel Aviv University

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
One of Israel’s leading universities seems to have lost its way. In a move that is as incomprehensible as it is shameful, Tel Aviv University (TAU) agreed to allow a student group to hold a ceremony commemorating “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians bemoan the establishment of the state of Israel.

Yamit: The Original Sin Of Expulsion

27 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
It was thirty years ago, in April 1982, that uniformed soldiers pledged to defend Israel and its citizens were given the order to uproot and destroy the Jewish community of Yamit in northern Sinai. And while it may have brought us three decades of a cold peace with Egypt, conceding the Sinai will likely prove to have been a colossal mistake.

Does Hasbara Matter?

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
As the U.S. election season enters into high gear, an important Gallup poll released earlier this month offers Israel and its supporters much reason to cheer.

A Farewell to Peace

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
With the stroke of his pen, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas sealed the fate of the peace process, effectively declaring an end to any chance of reaching an agreement with the Jewish state.

From Wannsee To Tehran

26 Tevet 5772 – January 20, 2012
This week marks the seventieth anniversary of one of the most chilling events of the modern era.

The Invention Of Palestine

19 Kislev 5772 – December 14, 2011
For the first time in recent memory, a prominent American politician has had the courage to speak some unvarnished truths about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Open Microphones, Sealed Minds

20 Heshvan 5772 – November 17, 2011
For a brief moment last week, the world got to peek behind the diplomatic curtains and catch a glimpse of what the American and French presidents really think of Israel’s prime minister.

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

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