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George Washington. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

George Washington letter to Savannah Jewish community to be auctioned off

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An original print of an early letter that George Washington wrote to the American Jewish community will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 29. The letter was printed in the July 1, 1790 issue...
The Jewish community of Porto, Portugal, celebrates Shabbat at the main synagogue. Credit: Jewish Community of Porto.

Jews of Portugal and their recent rebirth

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Experts in global Jewish history believe that highlighting minority voices within the Jewish community has the power to honor its nuances and interconnectedness. JNS’s new series highlighting Jewish ethnic minorities aims to elevate their...

April 22, 1964: New York City’s third World’s Fair opened on this date

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New York City’s third World’s Fair opened on this date in Flushing Meadow in 1964. A key figure in the feasibility study that brought the fair to New York was Victor Gruen, an Austrian-born...
A building from the Warsaw Ghetto with pictures of Jews on the facade. Credit: Anastasia Petrova/Shutterstock.

New monument pays tribute to archive hidden by Jews in Warsaw Ghetto

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A new monument in Poland that honors a Holocaust-era archive compiled by Jews who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto was unveiled on Monday on the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The monument, a glass...

On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance to the Holocaust with...

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had crushed the uprising and left...
Movie reels. Credit: Aleksanderdnp via Wikipedia.

Ahead of Israel Independence Day, Jerusalem Cinematheque releases rare historical videos

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The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive recently launched an innovative website featuring Israeli cinema through its generations. The new website, which includes 7,000 items, is accessible and free of charge in both Hebrew and English, the Cinematheque...
By zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel, via Wikimedia Commons

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...
British actress Helen Miren meets with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at City Hall, June 22, 2016. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Helen Mirren to portray Golda Meir in new film on Yom Kippur War

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Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren will play the role of iconic Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in an upcoming biographical film Golda. The movie will be directed by Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv. Production is...
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...