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

ARTICLES BY: Larry Domnitch


December 9, 2020 6:37 am
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Remembering Hanukkah 1917 and the Liberation of Jerusalem

On December 9, 1917, British forces accepted the Turkish surrender of Jerusalem. Two days later, British forces officially entered the walls of the city. As the...

April 28, 2020 6:14 am
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Independence Day Parades in Jerusalem — 1967 and 1968

On May 15, 1967, Israel's Independence Day parade was held in Jerusalem. It was a parade with historical significance. But the parade also faced opposition...

October 7, 2019 7:13 am
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Yom Kippur 1967: The Return to the Western Wall

On Yom Kippur in 1967, thousands arrived at the Western Wall for the concluding prayers and to hear the long awaited sound of the shofar. Prior...

May 19, 2019 6:18 am
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The White Paper: 80 Years Later

Eighty years ago, an ominous and devastating policy was enacted by the British government that would wreak severe destruction upon the Jewish people. The MacDonald White...

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...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Security Guards at French Jewish School Praised for Apprehending Suspected ...

Jewish organizations warmly praised security guards at a Jewish school in the city of Marseille in southern France after they...

Israel

Are Israel’s New $100 Million Helicopters Allergic to Dust?

CTech - A week after Israel's Minister of Defense Benny Gantz approved the Air Force's recommendation to purchase from the US the new CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter at $100...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Visits Sudan with Dam Diplomacy, Security on the Agenda

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Sudan on Saturday for the first time since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir, as the neighbors push to break a diplomatic deadlock...

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