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Larry Domnitch is an author and instructor of History at Touro College.

ARTICLES BY: Larry Domnitch


October 10, 2016 7:18 am
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World War I, Yom Kippur and a Tale of Jewish Unity

During the First World War, Jewish soldiers from Germany and Eastern Europe found themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. But on Yom Kippur in 1917 -- in a German...

August 19, 2016 2:09 am
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Shabbat Nachamu in Jerusalem, 1920

The Haftorah read on Shabbat Nachamu, which follows Tisha B’Av, expresses the message of comfort conveyed by the prophet Isaiah to a bereaved nation soon...

August 8, 2016 7:03 am
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Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000 Jews in the Polish capital. Its Jews were forced into...

June 29, 2016 5:56 am
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Remembering the Heroic Entebbe Raid Forty Years Later

It took Israeli commandos minutes to conduct one of the greatest and most daring rescue missions in modern history in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 4,...

June 9, 2016 10:12 am
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The Expulsion of Jews from Lithuania and Courland on Shavuot 1915

Shavuot 1915 was one of the largest single expulsions of Jews since Roman times.During this bleak period, more than 200,000 Jews in Lithuania and Courland...

June 2, 2016 6:06 am
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The Unity of Jerusalem

There is a recurring theme associated with Jerusalem: that of Jewish unity. Jerusalem is the city of Peace, although it has been conquered 36 times in its long history....

April 14, 2016 6:27 am
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Remembering the 1920 Passover Pogrom in Israel

On November 2, 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration, which supported the idea of Jewish statehood in "Palestine." Just two years later, local British administrators challenged that...

March 29, 2016 6:48 am
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Reading the Megillah — and Supporting Israel — at the United Nations

The United Nations is the ultimate arena for Israel bashers and anti-Zionists. But on Purim 2016, the UN was the scene of prayers for world...

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...

November 6, 2015 5:38 am
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What the Horrors of Kristallnacht Should Teach Us Today

During the summer of 1938, with an urgent situation facing Jews in Nazi-occupied lands, 32 nations gathered in Evian, France, to find a solution to the...

October 11, 2015 7:08 am
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New Yorkers Hold Rally Against Palestinian Terror Rampage

On October 7, hundreds of New Yorkers attended an anti-terror rally in support of Israel at the Israeli Consulate on East 42nd Street. One activist, Jeremy Dery,...

September 25, 2015 4:45 am
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Why Sukkot Reminds Us of the Need for a Jewish State

The Duke of Manheim once asked Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Levin why children ask the "Four Questions" on Passover and not Sukkot.“After all, on Sukkot you have more...

September 18, 2015 4:07 am
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A Tale of Yom Kippur Heroism During World War I

During the First World War, fierce fighting took place between Russian forces and those of the Central Powers in the land of Galitzia. It was...

January 18, 2015 6:48 pm
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The Steps Ahead After France Are Not Easy

It was a Kumbaya moment in the Lincoln Square Synagogue as leaders addressed the latest outrages in France at a memorial service. The speakers declared...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

President Trump Says US Will ‘Probably’ End NAFTA With Canada, ...

President Donald Trump says he thinks the US will “end up probably terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement with...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

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