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Members of Hadassah Southern California met with California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (third from left) in January to lobby for infertility treatment legislation.

Hadassah, Jewish Women’s Archive and Uprooted Collaborate to Strip Away Taboos Associated with Infertility...

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With a new initiative called YOUR FAMILY-BUILDING STORY, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) and Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys (Uprooted) are joining forces to strip away the taboos that often accompany family...

January 8,1986: Sandra Feldman became the first women elected to head the United Federation...

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Sandra Feldman became the first women elected to head the United Federation of Teachers on this date in 1986. A decade later, she would become president of the American Federation of Teachers, a position...
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Wiesenthal Centre to UNESCO re World Heritage Committee Document: “Cave of Patriarchs is not...

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“UNESCO cannot be a platform for distortion and hatred.” Paris In a letter to UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed dire concern at “the forthcoming World Heritage Committee...
The interior of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Source: Facebook.

Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia files Chapter 11

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The Museum of American Jewish History, which operates the Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History, filed a legal action in Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania over the weekend seeking Chapter...
Israel Antiquities Authority excavations at the Arnona site in Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the First Temple period, reveal the remains of lasting structures, July 2020. Credit: Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority.

Storage center in Jerusalem, 2,700 years old, dates from Kingdom of Judah

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In excavations in Jerusalem near the U.S. embassy conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority, more than 120 of some of the largest and most important collections of seal impressions stamped on jars were discovered,...

May 29, 1938: Hungary enacts its first anti-Jewish law

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On May 29, 1938, Hungary enacted its first anti-Jewish law. Although the country had not been occupied or annexed by Germany, under pressure from the Nazis it began to adopt restrictions on its Jewish...

Oskar Schindler passed away 44 years ago

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October 9th, marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Oskar Schindler, a singular and unlikely rescuer who was immortalized by Steven Spielberg's legendary movie – "Schindler's List". A German industrialist and member of the...
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Commemorating Yom Hashoah in Verse

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It can be a deeply humbling experience to hear personal accounts of the Holocaust. For those of us born in the relative safety and comfort of post-war America, Yom Hashoah is one day. Survivors would relive...
The biblical-era pottery figurine found by an 11-year-old Israeli boy on a family trip to the Negev. Credit: Yevgeny Ostrovsky/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Israeli boy finds biblical-era figurine in the Negev

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An 11-year-old Israeli boy has uncovered a rare, 2,500-year-old amulet during a family excursion in the northern Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Tuesday. Zvi Ben-David of Beersheva came across the pottery figurine...
Chisinau, Moldova. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

After nearly eight decades, Moldova reopens synagogue seized by Soviets

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A synagogue in Moldova that was seized by the Soviet Union almost eight decades ago was reopened on Sunday. About 300 people attended the reopening of the Wooden Synagogue, or the Lemnaria Synagogue, in the basement...