Was Proust A Jewish Anti-Semite?

Proust read the Zohar and frequently made observations and employed language in 'Lost Time' that can only be characterized as Jewish-mystical.

A Beacon Of Orthodoxy In Central New Jersey

It was while serving there that he realized there was a large contingent of worshippers coming for services from the Covered Bridge development, a retirement community comprised of elderly Holocaust survivors and an assortment of mostly Jewish, but religiously diverse, “over 55” residents.

Predicting Mashiach In 1740

I recently acquired a fascinating work titled Et Ketz, which was printed in Amsterdam in 1710. Its author is R. Isaac Chayim Cantarini of...

The Origins Of Magen David Adom

MDA in Israel was arguably born twice: first after World War I and then again in 1930.

A 1520 Meseches Avodah Zarah – Uncensored

The copy I acquired is notable because it is uncensored, which is rare for a Masechet Avodah Zarah from the first few centuries of printing.

Addicted To Saving Lives

Eric was not willing to give up on his quest to save lives. He has donated blood platelets every month for the past 11 years – almost 140 donations.

The ‘Zionism’ And ‘Judaism’ Of Esperanto Founder Ludwik Zamenhof

Nonetheless, Esperanto itself, stripped of its religious machinations, grew in popularity worldwide, albeit gradually.

Praying For A Dutch Victory In 1832

It was produced for a special prayer service convened at the Spanish & Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam on December 2 to pray for the success of the Dutch Kingdom in its war against the Belgians.

U’mishloach Manot Ish Lerei’ayhu . . .

Micrography, a creative medium particularly relevant to Jewish religious artistic expression, is a centuries-old manifestation of what is today characterized as “modernist art.”

An Unfinished Sefer By The Rogatchover Gaon

When the Rogatchover Gaon passed away in 1936, his daughter left the safety of her home in Israel to return to Dvinsk, Latvia, to assemble her father’s many unpublished manuscripts.

Real Antique Or Tourist Kitsch?

Although you have used it as a piece of Judaica, it cannot be defined as such in the strictest terms, as it was made for the public at large, both Jewish and gentile.

Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

A momentous and hostile philosophical battle ensued between Visser, who single-mindedly advocated non-cooperation with the Nazis, and Cohen and Asscher, who urged collaboration as the only way forward to maximize Jewish survival under the circumstances.

A Shul With A Story: Aish HaTorah St. Louis – Changing The World, One...

Along with Rabbi Shmuel Greenwald, the Director of Education who has been at Aish St. Louis for almost twenty-five years, Rabbi David tries to connect and inspire community members, young to old, primarily focusing on suburban families.

Too Poor To Buy Books

The letter describes the yeshiva’s dire situation, precluding it from spending money on books and forcing it to ask published authors to send copies of their books to the yeshiva as a donation.

Zalman Levontin And The Founders Of Rishon LeZion

Rishon LeZion was officially founded on July 31, 1882 when 18 Chovevei Zion pioneer families from Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire) led by Levontin took possession of 835 acres of land near Jaffa, then part of the Arab village of Eyun Kara.

De Haan’s Letter Predicting His Own Murder

He reportedly announced aloud to a notable Arab sheikh that "the land was given to us, and you should take your wives and your children, load up your camels, and go away."

The Volozhin Graduate In Port Chester, NY

The tribute Sam writes to his father in this book, though loving and respectful, sounds akin to what someone might write about viewing the pyramids from afar with a telescope.

The Jews Of The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg, a massive German zeppelin 803 feet long – almost the length of three football fields – departed Frankfurt, Germany on the evening...

A Siyum Of Simcha

About two months later, a new family WhatsApp group appeared on my phone – Abba’s Siyum, with everyone except my husband included. Dates, ideas, comments, suggestions and proposals all started flying.

A Chained Man In Brooklyn

Since this woman was not capable of receiving a get due to her mental state, her husband couldn’t marry another woman and was forced to raise his children alone.

Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah And Other Curiosities Sell Big At Jewish-Themed Auctions

This very menorah previously sold for $19,550 during the “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” sale at Christie’s auction house in 1999.

The Jewish Soul Of Baron Maurice De Hirsch

Few people know that it was Hirsch’s rejection that prompted Herzl to write Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State, 1896), considered the seminal screed of modern Zionism.

The First Hebrew Shakespeare Translations

Smolenskin, learning of Salkinson’s knowledge of English and talents as a translator, convinced him to translate English classics to Hebrew.

Was Eugene O’Neill An Anti-Semite?

In a postscript to the manuscript of Tomorrow sent (ironically) to Jewish editor, Waldo Frank, O’Neill referred to a booking agent as a “fat little Jew.”

A Shul With A Story: Shomrei Emunah – Keepers of The Faith

One sign of the vitality of Shomrei Emunah today can be seen in the success of its numerous daily shiurim.

Items From The Late Rhodesia

In the 1930s, many Jews left Rhodes (which belonged to Italy since 1912) after Benito Mussolini decided to make an alliance with Hitler and anti-Semitism increased.

The Cairo Genizah And Anwar Sadat

As our letter demonstrates, this endeavor was strongly supported by President Sadat; it is not often that a head of state writes a personal note to thank a donor for a three-dollar contribution!

An Energizing Experience: Attending The Siyum HaShas

A person who sets a time to learn every single day and to advance in their learning every single day, such a person is going to be mekayem in Talmud Torah on a greater level every day of his life.”

The Lost Tribe Of Asher?

Permission was granted and he traveled to China, meticulously recording the customs, life, and habits of the natives he encountered.

The Story Of Josef Trumpeldor And ‘The Lion Of Tel Chai’

Joseph Trumpeldor (1880-1920) is known for his efforts in forming a Jewish military force to liberate and defend Eretz Yisrael and for founding the...

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