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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...

Features

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

World

University of Essex Ratifies Jewish Society After Controversy, Suspends Lec...

The University of Essex on Friday announced the immediate establishment of a Jewish society that was previously voted against by...

Israel

Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Rioter at Border Demonstration

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said. Israel's military...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...

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