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Please Don’t Steal

To prevent their books from being lost or stolen, owners would routinely write their name or an inscription in them.

A Rosh Hashanah Gift From Chaim Rumkowski

In Rumkowski's infamous speech, "Give Me Your Children," he urged the Jews not to resist deporting 20,000 of their children to be exterminated.

A Prayer From A Woman In Labor

The text of the prayer is riddled with grammatical irregularities and comprises odd mix of verses and pleas.

Sailing Aboard The Titanic: A Kosher Cruise?

All the kosher food on the Titanic was prepared in a small and crowded kosher kitchen located near the third-class kitchen on the F Deck of the ship.

The Munkatcher Rebbe’s Passing

According to the headline, the funeral attracted 15,000 people, including hundreds of rabbanim and local government representatives.

The Jewish Advocacy And Zionism Of Felix Frankfurter

Frankfurter was a lifelong committed Zionist, beginning with his association with Brandeis, who enlisted him into ZOA membership and a leadership position with the Parushim.

A Shul With A Story: Rocky Mountain Chai

The shul is not only open to every Jew; it is accessible to every Jew.

Color War!

Some breakouts are smart, others are silly, but they all make for fun conversation and hopefully fond memories.

When Shul Membership Was A Privilege

Many of the provisions in these constitutions attempted to curtail assimilation or deter members from moving toward Reform.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Celebrates 60,000th Oleh

Emotions were high as the olim walked off the plane at 6 a.m. where they were met with rousing cheers, shofar blasts, and an exuberant crowd of 1,400.

George Washington: Champion Of American Jews

Some academics suggest that Washington's letter, which virtually all agree presents his most prominent pronouncement on religious toleration, was actually drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Saving Lives

"Gruninger paid a high price for the choice he made. In the struggle between his sense of duty as a police officer, and dedication to the concepts of humanity, the latter triumphed," states Yad Vashem.

Amud Aish: Holocaust And Rebirth

This is not history to be relegated to the past and forgotten.

Adams & Jefferson Respond To A Jewish Leader

Noah tried to found a Jewish state at Grand Island in the Niagara River, to be called Ararat.

The Jewish Soul Of Meyer Lansky

In 1946, Lansky ordered his men to help bring Holocaust survivors to Eretz Yisrael and facilitate the establishment of the Jewish state.

The Legendary Shapiro Shas

The dispute evolved into a fierce fight between chassidim defending the Shapiros and mitnagdim defending the Romm printers.

Hermann Hesse, The Nazis, And Anti-Semitism

Hermann Karl Hesse (1877-1962), a Nobel Prize-winning German novelist and poet, is best known for his inspired explorations of self-understanding, spiritual realization, and psychology,...

Original Letter By The Haktav Vehakabbalah

Considering his goal, it is not surprising that alongside the Vilna Gaon and Shadal, we find references by the author to non-Rabbinic sources, such as Julius Fürst, Moses Mendelsson, and Naphtali Hirz Wessely.

Issac Mayer Wise vs. Isaac Leeser

It is undisputed that, unlike Leeser, Wise was an academic and rabbinical fraud.

Nazi Propaganda – Owned By A Jew

This Jew owned several classic and obscure anti-Semitic works, including a copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion...

Earthquakes In Eretz Yisrael

Efforts quickly turned to providing humanitarian relief to quake victims in what is considered the first internationally-organized relief campaign.

A Shul With A Story: Praying In Spiritual Harmony – Young Israel Beth El...

Young Israel Beth El is more than a beautiful synagogue with unique and unified davening, it is a congregation with a soul.

A Satirical Ben-Gurion

Among your members in the Knesset are people from whom nothing is withheld and who, in their empty speech, are capable of achieving the most difficult assignments.

Nathan Rapoport And The Warsaw Ghetto Monument

By the time the Jewish Museum of the History of Polish Jews was opened across from the monument in 2013, the memorial had lost all its visual prominence and blended into the surrounding landscape.

‘G-d, Please Protect Them’

The Jewish community of Merzig was old but small.

The History Of Aviation In Pre-State Eretz Yisrael

The Second Maccabiah (Jewish Olympic) Games, which were held in Tel Aviv in April 1935, included flying competitions, and a group of Jewish fliers arrived from Germany with two German-built gliders.

A 16th Century Censored Mishnah

After the Talmud was burned, all remaining Hebrew books had to be submitted to the Catholic Inquisition for censorship.

Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, And The Nazis

Walt never met with Hitler, but it is beyond dispute that the Fuhrer adored Disney’s work.

Miller Shechitah Knives

Each product was marked "J. & D. Miller, N.Y., Guaranteed," and the brothers were well known for repairing or sharpening their products as needed, even years after their purchase.


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