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Un-Insulted
Un-Insulted

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” We all know that the words of this common childhood rhyme are hardly true.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Father of Modern Hebrew
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Father of Modern Hebrew

The official language of Israel is Hebrew, but until the end of the 19th century almost no one spoke Hebrew colloquially.

The Jews of the New Mexico Territory
The Jews of the New Mexico Territory

On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States of America. The majority of the state’s territory was acquired by the United States from Mexico in the late 1840s.

A Day For Sleep?
A Day For Sleep?

Among the many festivals assigned to the final days of December and the first days of January, one of the newest and, perhaps, the most logical, is the anonymous designation of January 3rd as the “Festival of Sleep.”

Eating Habits
Eating Habits

The festivities of New Year’s celebration are now over. Those who made resolutions for the New Year are, perhaps, wondering just how they will fulfill them.

Publishing A Solution
Publishing A Solution

While Theodor Herzl is generally credited as the father of modern Zionism, he was not the first to call for the modern, political rebirth of a Jewish nation. Only in 1895 did Herzl come to realize that Jews would never be accepted in western society.

Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot?
Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot?

“Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?” This question is posed by the classic New Year’s Eve song Auld Lang Syne.

Under Cover of Darkness
Under Cover of Darkness

Of the ten plagues that devastated the land of Egypt, the plague of darkness appears to be the most benign.

Shabbat Day Songs
Shabbat Day Songs

Zmirot are the songs that celebrate the holiness and beauty of Shabbat.

Can I Return It?
Can I Return It?

Every legal system, including halacha (Jewish law), has its letter of the law, its spirit of the law, and the gray areas in-between.

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