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A silver-plated Kiddush cup used by the Lubavitcher Rebbe is going up for auction. The cup that the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—used during prayers for “Grace After Meals” and in the Havdalah ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and holidays is being put up for auction at the Kedem Auction house, complete with a letter from one of...
Members of the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli civilians are jointly commemorating the decisive battles of the 1948 War of Independence ahead of national celebrations of Israel’s 70th year of Independence. “When you study the War of Independence, which is fascinating, in an in-depth manner, you see that the IDF was born in this war,” Education Officer Lt.-Col. Shul Ben...
Of all the places on earth, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam prohibited its Jewish employees from wearing kipot, head coverings worn by observant Jews that are also referred to as yarmulkes. The outrageous policy was changed only recently after a local media outlet intervened. It all began when Barry Vingerling, a 25-year-old Dutch Jew, began working at the museum. He told...
There are hundreds of references to Israel on every page of Tanach, according to Tuly Weisz, founder and CEO of Israel365. As such, in honor of Israel Independence Day on April 19, Weisz will release a new, hefty, 2,000-page Bible that centers on the land of Israel, the people of Israel and the dynamic relationship between them. The Israel Bible,...
Few recordings so well selected, so clearly interpreted, and so significative as this one: Gale Kissin sings Mama Loshn 15 songs that illustrate Jewish life and struggles through the last 300 years! I was afraid that America would not be able to rescue the real soul of Yiddish Music both because of self-imposed censorship, simple ignorance, poor pronunciation and bad memory but...
All proceeds from the sales of the renowned Diary of Anne Frank will be distributed to the New Israel Fund, according to an announcement made by the organization and the Anne Frank Foundation on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The announcement came just days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a parliamentary inquiry into the left-wing group, which provides funds...
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600 Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren sing in a moving tribute to the power of life and good over evil. Project organized by Koolulam, and filmed at Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=Vuh1-jDi7Qw
According to figures released Tuesday by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of Jews alive today is still lower than it was in 1939, prior to the Holocaust. Prior to the murder of 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945, there were 16,600,000 spread throughout the world. Today’s data, based on information gathered by Hebrew University’s Division of...
Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Lazer Mangel would help his dad, the local Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi, set up the family’s WiFi network so that he could still get in whenever he wanted. Mangel, 24, says he is proof that you can’t block a kid from anything. “My Dad put on this web blocker,” he recalls. “The ridiculous amount of things I tried...
This is now the first day of the month of Nissan (“ניסן”) as Rosh Chodesh (“ראש חודש”), and the eighth day of the inauguration of the Mishkan. We know that from a hidden numerical code within the three words “on the eighth Moshe called” (“הַשְּׁמִינִי, קָרָא משֶֹׁה”) as it has the same value of the words “and that was...

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