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The Slaughter & The Spring

Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon None of us slept on the way over from Paris. And not just because of the menacing rumblings of the wabbly...

The Farhoud Pogrom Remembered – June 1941

By: Ron Jager A vast Jewish Diaspora underwent a process of communal annihilation prior to Israel’s establishment and continued during Israel’s formative years, yet we...

What Can the Hebrew Word for “Prayer” Teach You?

By: Mendel Kalmenson and Zalman Abraham Prayer is one of the most visible expressions of religious life. Prayers are said at public events, around dinner...

Z’man Matan Torahseinu – Our Collective Journey

Z’man Matan Torahseinu – Our Collective Journey By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin “Good things come in small packages”. While Megillas Rus contains only four chapters, it speaks...

The Farhoud Pogrom Remembered – June 1941

The Farhoud Pogrom Remembered – June 1941 By: Ron Jager A vast Jewish Diaspora underwent a process of communal annihilation prior to Israel’s establishment and continued...

Shavuos–What Happened at Matan Torah?

The Sequence and Significance of the Events of the Giving of the Torah at Sinai By: Eli Landes In the Hebrew year 24481 (1313 BCE), on the...

Delicious Dessert Recipes for Shavuot

By: Miriam Szokovski Classic Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit It’s that time of year again, when cheesecakes galore are popping up all over the place. To be...

Netanyahu, a Bereaved Mother and a Miraculous Pair of Tefillin

After donning Moshiko Davino’s tefillin, Prime Minister thanks killed soldier’s mother By: Bruria Efune Tuesday morning, in the midst of wartime meetings and urgent phone calls,...

The Miraculous Story of the Zionist Sephardic Jews of Bulgaria

Saved from the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust, the community was reborn in the nascent state of Israel. By: Joshua Marks Less than a two-hour...

Jewish Survival in the Diaspora – Chapters 2 & 3

Jewish Survival in the Diaspora – Chapters 2 & 3 By: Clifford Rieders David Ben Hooren covered Chapter 1 very well, the lack of coordination...

Yom Yerushalayim: Reflections on June 1967

By:  Larry Domnitch                On the eve of the 1967 Six-Day-War, Israel faced a mortal threat. The events of June...

Honoring Those Who Inspire Others to “Fight Back” Against Anti-Israel Hate

Honoring Those Who Inspire Others to “Fight Back” Against Anti-Israel Hate Edited by: Fern Sidman In the aftermath of the devastating October 7th massacre, a...

Anti-Semitic Encampment Demand to Remove Chabad at Drexel Brings Jewish Students Together

Anti-Israel protesters disbanded after demanding removal of Jewish groups on campus By: Faygie Levy Holt On Wednesday night, the anti-Israel encampment at Drexel University in Philadelphia...

What Is Shavuot?

By: Chabad.org Shavuot 2024 Shavuot (שָׁבוּעוֹת in Hebrew, also pronounced Shavuos) is a two-day Jewish holiday (June 11-13, 2024) that commemorates the date when G‑d gave...

Eleven Shavuot Facts Every Jew Should Know

By: Yossi Feller The holiday of Shavuot is a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the...

Malcolm Hoenlein and Eric Gertler Honored on Capitol Hill for Jewish American Heritage Month

Article and Photography by Lieba NesiS On Wednesday Congress commemorated Jewish American Heritage Month with their  Celebratory luncheon at the Kennedy Caucus Room in the...

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