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Righteous Americans
Righteous Americans

Given that the Holocaust was, on the whole, a European event, it is not surprising that there are only three Americans listed as the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial. It is, however, because these Americans chos…

WATCH: Israelis Pause in Silence for Holocaust Remembrance Day WATCH: Israelis Pause in Silence for Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Monday morning at 10 A.M., as schools and many places of work gathered at special assemblies, a two-minute siren wailed across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt.

Remember
Remember

The Jewish nation has a long historical memory. Jewish history is replete with accounts of those who attacked Jews and Jewish communities, and the records of countless victims. On the other hand, the Jewish calendar also records dates commemorating the…

The Tribe of Benjamin
The Tribe of Benjamin

As ancestors of the Tribes of Israel, the lives and personalities of each of the twelve sons of Jacob significantly impacted…

Do You Worry About Par’Nassah?
Do You Worry About Par’Nassah?

Many people spend much time thinking and even worrying about par’nassah (livelihood). Jewish tradition teaches that different…

Curse You – Not!
Curse You – Not!

In a perfect world, one would never feel such intense anger at another person that one would actually wish them harm. Alas, we do not live in a perfect world…

How Millennials Are Reinventing Jewish Names
How Millennials Are Reinventing Jewish Names

When Sivan Kroll-Zeldin and Igor Elkind were getting married, they knew two things. They were very much in love. And they were not about to give their children three last names.

What Not To Buy
What Not To Buy

The joyous holiday of Passover is now over. While one’s instinct might be to immediately run out to the supermarket and restock the pantry shelves with bread…

The Unique Holiday Known as “Mimouna”
The Unique Holiday Known as “Mimouna”

Jews rejoice on Passover to celebrate their redemption from slavery in Egypt. Because of Passover’s connection to redemption, there is much hope that…

Seven Days to the Sea
Seven Days to the Sea

The Passover celebration lasts seven days (eight days, outside of Israel. The first day (and second, outside of Israel) is a Yom Tov, festival day, on which the Seder is celebrated. However…

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