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Posts Tagged: Jewish History

March 26, 2017 6:21 am
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New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and his son Michael for years....

March 19, 2017 6:22 am
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Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided the fate of the Jewish people. But the randomness of...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

February 24, 2017 7:28 am
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‘Palestine’: Who Has Moral High Ground?

"Even if the Palestinians agree that their state have no army or weapons, who can guarantee that a Palestinian army would not be mustered later...

January 31, 2017 7:52 am
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Fictional Hebron

A trio of Californian-American-Jewish novelists, whose religion is liberalism, have recently discovered the ancient biblical city of Hebron. But they demonstrate little fondness for the city...

January 15, 2017 7:04 am
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Protesting Lithuania’s Plans to Build a Convention Center Over a Jewish Cemetery

One of the contemporary Jewish world’s most impressive yet unsung scholars is the unassuming Professor Shnayer Leiman of New York. Aside from being an ordained Orthodox...

December 30, 2016 3:58 pm
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Long Island Judaica Auction House Owner Displays 175-Year-Old Ukrainian Menorah Worth $200,000

Hanukkah menorahs are not generally thought of as luxury items, but at a Judaica auction house in Long Island there is one valued at $200,000,...

July 27, 2016 12:28 pm
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Israel’s UN Ambassador Mocks PA President’s Plan to Sue Britain for Balfour Declaration: ‘Why Not Go After Egypt for the Exodus?’

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday sarcastically called on the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to consider suing Egypt, France and Iran for their...

July 5, 2016 2:40 pm
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400-Year-Old Jewish Cemetery in Turkey to Be Restored in Effort to Commemorate Once-Vibrant Jewish Community in Milas

A 400-year-old Jewish cemetery in southwestern Turkey will be restored as part of local efforts to commemorate the area's once-vibrant Jewish community, Turkey’s Daily Sabah...

June 17, 2016 2:56 pm
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New App Revives Jewish History of Crete

JNS.org - The Canadian and Israeli embassies in Greece this week launched a new mobile phone application teaching users about the Jewish history of Crete, including...

December 6, 2015 5:33 am
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On Hanukkah, We Celebrate Those Who Gave Their Lives for Judaism

Hanukkah is a time to reflect upon the many ways that the Festival of Lights has impacted Jewry throughout history. In the era following the conquest of the...

September 19, 2015 9:40 pm
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Israel: UN’s Temple Mount Stance Ignores Palestinian Violence, Jewish History

JNS.org - Israel blasted a United Nations Security Council statement about the ongoing tension at the Temple Mount, saying the statement "completely ignores" both Palestinian violence...

September 8, 2015 10:12 am
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Fusing Israeli and Holocaust History, Novel Offers a ‘Middle Eastern Western’

JNS.org - There is a game that all of us have played at some time in our lives. We ask ourselves: What would my life be...

March 25, 2015 3:07 pm
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Global Jewish Genealogy Database Grows to 1 Million Entries

JNS.org - A growing Jewish genealogy database announced that it has reached 1 million entries. The Knowles Collection, which globally links generations of Jewish families,...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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