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

ARTICLES BY: Larry Domnitch


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...

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...

Features

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Following Netanyahu’s Failure to Form a Government, What Comes Next?

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year,...

Middle East

For Syrian Kurds, a Leader’s Killing Deepens Sense of US Betrayal

Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria's future, drawing the attention of US officials who...

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