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Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich leads the memorial ceremony and inauguration of the symbolic synagogue on the site of the Babi Yar Nazi massacre. Credit: Courtesy of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.

Rabbis, Jewish world leaders unveil symbolic synagogue, prayer space at Babi Yar

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Marking Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Jewish calendar—the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center unveiled the very first Jewish prayer space on Thursday. The symbolic synagogue structure was opened at a ceremony that included special prayers led...
Chaim Luviner serving in the IDF's Armored Corps. Credit: Courtesy.

From the Holocaust to the IDF: Grandfather and grandson share a story of survival...

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As Israel prepared to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a grandfather who survived the Nazi atrocities in Poland and his grandson shared a powerful story of survival and continuity. Chaim Luviner, born in 1933 in Poland,...
Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...
Duolingo is a platform that includes a language-learning website and mobile application. Credit: dennizn/Shutterstock.

Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

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Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises are adapted to the user’s...

Jacob Sandler, “Mayn Erster Tango” — מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ

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Mayn Ershter Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ Recording: On album: S-027(a) (Jacob Sandler Mayn Erster Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ) Track ID: 9845 Author/Composer/Artist Sandler, Jacob -- סאַנדלער, יעקבֿ First line: Mayn ershtn tango mit dir, vel ikh in...

April 7, 529: The Code of Justinian was issued on this date

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The Code of Justinian, the first of four parts of the Corpus Juris Civilis (“Body of Civil Law”) compiled by command of Justinian I, the Emperor of Rome, was issued on this date in 529. Among its...
Former President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing on April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

March of the Living awards Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘Moral Courage in Medicine Award’

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To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year begins on the evening of April 7, International March of the Living, together with the Maimonides Institute for Ethics and the Holocaust, the Miller Center at...
Rabbi Peter Hyman (left) with the last Jewish recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, Alain Silberstein of France. Photo by Alan Smason.

Rabbi Peter Hyman receives world’s highest Scouting award

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Rabbi Peter Hyman was announced as the recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest Scouting award in the world and the only one given by the World Scout Committee, on March 30. It...
In 1923, the British military governor of Jerusalem named intersecting downtown streets after King George V and Hebrew lexicographer Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

The unexpected history behind Jerusalem’s street names

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Jerusalem is a city of history. Much of that history can be found in the ancient structures of the Old City. However, there’s an aspect of Jerusalem’s history that is much more subtly integrated into...
Six of the Bernstein siblings taken in Ylakiai, Lithuania, February 1933. Top row, from left: Arye-Leib, Ida and Benzion; bottom row, from left: Rivka, Menachem and Hinda. They were all murdered in the Holocaust except for Ida, who immigrated to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) on Feb. 5, 1933, taking this photo with her. Credit: Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem online exhibit emphasizes the power of family

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The world will mark Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Memorial Day—on April 7-8 with particular attention on the 80th anniversary of a campaign against the Jews of Eastern Europe that was nothing short of mass murder. This...