Smolenskin, learning of Salkinson’s knowledge of English and talents as a translator, convinced him to translate English classics to Hebrew.
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.”
One sign of the vitality of Shomrei Emunah today can be seen in the success of its numerous daily shiurim.
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.
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!
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.”
Permission was granted and he traveled to China, meticulously recording the customs, life, and habits of the natives he encountered.
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...
The Order of Prayer introduced many drastic changes to the traditional liturgy,
Machzor Kol Bo, first printed in 1699 and of disputed authorship, retells the R. Akiva story and observes that it “was on this basis that the custom of reciting Kaddish became widespread.”
While many of the Zionists moved to Petaluma to learn the trade of chicken ranching as a means to having a productive income in Palestine, in the end, only two ever made the translocation.
The printed invitation, entirely in Hebrew, begins with an acrostic poem that spells out the name of the bride and groom, Moshe and Chanah.
As Stalin’s closest confidant, as a member of the Politburo, and as chairman of the Soviet Presidium, Kaganovich established the unification of state security forces that later became the infamous KGB.
In the Middle East in the 19th century – in Syria especially – rabbis sensed that the masses had been deleteriously affected by contact with their Arab neighbors over centuries.
Shown here is an invitation to transportation and engineering forces in the British Army in Persia and Iraq for the “ Officers and Other...
This sefer seems to have been sent to New York in 1939 by an Eliyahu Margolies of Warsaw several months before the Nazis invaded Poland.
Sadly, the passengers in the photo were most likely people denied entry to the United States and who were therefore forced to return home to Europe.
Theresienstadt does not look like a concentration camp, rather it is a quaint town today, with landmarks of Jewish Holocaust-related buildings scattered throughout.
“It takes a lot of emunah and courage and bitachon to even pray for such a thing,” said Rabbi Unger. “So many tefilos and Baruch Hashem, we are standing here, so I really ask all of you to continue.”
The title page features a harrowing illustration of a Torah ark engulfed in flames, underscored by a verse taken from the Binding of Isaac.
Unlike Kristallnacht, which was a propagandistic failure, “Der Ewige Jew” proved to be successful in inculcating the belief in the German people that the Jews – all of them – were dangerous predators who spread disease and corruption and needed to be exterminated.
A small group of members began to explore possibilities for a permanent site for the growing congregation.
The sale results were a mixed bag, with half of the lots offered going unsold.
Orthodox women are raised in a modest way. Modesty is our badge of honor. Nothing is more sacred to us. If I prefer a female professional medical service, I want to have that choice.
During a 1926 investigation by Prohibition enforcement officials of 600 New York City rabbis suspected of inflating their congregation numbers, the distribution of sacramental wine fell from one million gallons to only 6,000 gallons in just one year.
You can’t control how rich you will be, or how smart or successful you will be. But you can control how good you will be.
In the Yevamot volume of this edition appears an extraordinary haskamah by the Divrei Chayim, R. Haim Halberstam of Sanz.
Luis Martins de Souza-Dantas was a Brazilian diplomat who illegally granted Brazilian diplomatic visas to Jews in Vichy France during the Holocaust, saving a...
Between 1907-1914, approximately 10,000 Jewish immigrants arrived at the entry port in Galveston, at a time when the entire population of Galveston was 37,000 and the entire state was home to fewer than 400,000 people.
Until George Gershwin, serious American orchestral composers were predominantly influenced by European schools of music. By composing original musical works based upon the rhythms,...