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Women from the Cochin Jewish community perform on stage during a culture event at Bar-Ilan University. Photo by Victor Yitzhak, Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Meet the Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace their roots...

January 22, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Underground

The Jewish Fighting Organization of Warsaw (ZOB) issued the following proclamation about this date in 1943, following its first act of armed resistance (January 18th): “On January 22 1943, six months will have elapsed since...

SaveTheMusic invites you to listen and learn more about “Zog Nit Keynmol”: Lyrics, transliterations,...

Zog Nit Keynmol Az du Gueist Dem Letztn Veg… Never say that you are walking on your last road… With these words starts the song written by Hirsh Glick in the Vilna Forest for the Partisans. With...
Elie and Marion Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100 gala, April 24, 2012. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Virtual 90th-birthday event honors Marion Wiesel’s support of Ethiopian Jewry

In celebration of Marion Wiesel’s 90th birthday, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) will hold a star-studded virtual event with a performance by Israeli singer, songwriter and musician Idan Raichel on Jan....

January 20, 1496: Decree of Expulsion Issued for Portuguese Jews

Following the death of King Joao of Portugal in 1494, his son King Manuel I ascended the throne. When his legitimacy as heir to the throne was challenged, Manuel wished to marry Princess Isabel...
Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson with a Birthright group. Photo: Courtesy.

Love and generosity: A farewell tribute to Sheldon Adelson

On a Friday morning, slightly more than six months ago, we convened a transatlantic Zoom call. There we were, the deputy editor of Makor Rishon, Orly Goldklang from Ofra, myself from Jerusalem, and Sheldon and...
Israeli chef Assaf Granit speaks at a conference with science ministers from around the world in Jerusalem on May 2, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli chef Assaf Granit awarded Michelin star

Israeli celebrity chef Assaf Granit has just won one of the most coveted accolades in the culinary world—a Michelin star for his Paris restaurant, Shabour. The 2021 Michelin guide book was published on Monday Shabour opened...
Family and friends attend the Dec. 22 funeral of Tal Menashe resident Esther Horgen, who was killed in a terrorist attack on Dec. 21, 2020. Photo by Meir Vaknin/Flash90.

30-day mourning period for Israeli Esther Horgen to be observed online

Family and friends of Esther Horgen, the 52-year-old Israeli mother of six who was murdered by an Arab terrorist last month, are organizing a Zoom event for the general public on Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, to mark her shloshim—the...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, official court portrait.

DC councilmember introduces legislation to name road in memory of RBG

Legislation to symbolically rename a street in America’s capital in memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—commonly known as “RBG”—was introduced on Thursday in the Council of the District of...

January 15, 1987: Note Lurie, Yiddish novelist, died

He was born in the old Jewish colony of Roskoshnaia, Zaporozhye (Zaporizhia) district, Ukraine.  During a pogrom in 1919, the majority of the residents in the colony were massacred, and he moved with his...