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There Were Once Jews Here: The ’67 Flight of Egyptian Jewry

June 12, 2017, by

We have been hearing a lot about the war waged by multiple Arab countries against Israel 50 years ago. But there was another war waged by some of those same countries that same week that we have heard pretty much nothing about: a war against the Jews. Even in June 1967, after two decades of threats, expulsions,

Jerusalem’s Paratrooper Heroes, Up Close and Personal

May 22, 2017, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim On May 16 and 17, 2017, Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish Crossroads conducted interviews with two heroic paratroopers involved in liberating the Kotel on Yom Yerushalayim. These modest and gentle men, now in their 70s, share their valuable insights. Translated from the original Hebrew by Shlomo Horwitz. Remarks from Moshe

The Modern-Day Maccabbees: Relive Entebbe 1976

December 22, 2016, by

2016 represents the 40th anniversary of the Israel Defense Force’s miraculous rescue of over 100 hostages whose Paris bound Air France Airbus was hijacked by cruel terrorists. After their heroic return, Menachem Begin referred to the Israeli commandos who risked their lives flying thousands of miles from home as “Dor Makabim Bi’yameinu” modern day Maccabees.

Mystery surrounds mistake-filled 300-year-old siddur found in UK

July 27, 2016, by

LONDON — A British academic has discovered a rare, handwritten translation of a siddur, or prayer book, in a collection in a Manchester library — and clues in the volume point to a little-known presence of Jews in 17th-century England. In a presentation recently at the Rylands Library, Dr. Aron Sterk revealed the results of

97-year-old Holocaust survivor tells German children about the Holocaust

May 4, 2016, by

From YNet: Just before Holocaust Memorial Day, 97-year-old survivor Betty Bausch has again packed her suitcase and travelled to tell young Germans of the harm that their nation inflicted decades before they were born. In recent years, this has become her life’s work. Every time that Bausch finishes describing her family’s travails in the Holocaust

The American Plot to Kill Hitler

April 20, 2016, by

Tablet Magazine has this amazing story about a failed plot by a group of Jewish American gangsters to kill Hitler: “In 1933, I was approached by someone respectable, a Jew not involved in any criminal activity, and asked for my help. He wanted me to contact some of my underworld pals in a plan to

How Did American Soldiers Celebrate Passover During WW2?

April 14, 2016, by

Marjorie Ingall of Tablet Magazine spent a day last year at The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History looking into how American soldiers celebrated Passover during WW2. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommè [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.”

The Nazi Who Became a Mossad Hitman

March 31, 2016, by

On September 11, 1962, a German scientist vanished. The basic facts were simple: Heinz Krug had been at his office, and he never came home. The only other salient detail known to police in Munich was that Krug commuted to Cairo frequently. He was one of dozens of Nazi rocket experts who had been hired

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