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The Chabad center in Helsinki, Finland, was undergoing renovations when an excavation shovel struck what are believed to be wooden beams of a Russian fortress, according to state archaeologists. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Historic fortress unearthed at Chabad site in Helsinki

A markedly historic site neighboring Helsinki’s Presidential Palace of world summit fame being refurbished for a Chabad center just got even more historic with the discovery below its surface of what archaeologists believe are the remains of a...
The oldest discovered inscription of “Jerusalem” found to date, unveiled in October 2018. Credit: Danit Levy, Israel Antiquities Authority.

Oldest-ever inscription of ‘Jerusalem’ found on pillar

A pillar from the Second Temple period bearing a three-line inscription was unveiled at the Israel Museum on Tuesday, the earliest stone inscription of the full modern Hebrew spelling of “Jerusalem.” “Hananiah son of Dodalos...

Oskar Schindler passed away 44 years ago

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...
Israeli Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Norkin congratulates Brig.-Gen. Giora Epstein (right) during a ceremony held by the Israel Defense Forces on Sept. 12, 2018, in honor of his outstanding military achievements. Credit: IDF Spokesperson Unit.

Pilot Giora Epstein, 1973: ‘Then I was told, the Egyptian and Syrian air forces...

Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Epstein has played a critical role in defending Israel during many air battles throughout his years as a combat pilot. He has shot down no fewer than 17 enemy aircraft—the most...
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33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...
Captured Jews who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising are rounded up by the Waffen SS on Nowolipie Street, between April 19 and May 16, 1943. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Honoring Polish rescuers in Warsaw who risked all to save Jews during the Holocaust

The sacrifices of Polish rescuers of Jews living in Warsaw during the Holocaust was honored on Sunday in one of the largest gatherings of Shoah rescuers in the Polish capital—and in what may be...

Miguel Giner, the Spaniard who flouted Franco’s laws to save hundreds of Jews from...

Vicente Giner (Altea, 1930) was 13 years old when that group of fifteen or twenty Polish Jews arrived at his house in Les, in Lleida, during the Second World War. "I remember everything perfectly...
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Network of Jewish Quarters in Portugal and Spain

Spain and Portugal have a rich Jewish history.  Jews were in the Iberian Peninsula since the days of the Roman empire.  Jewish culture flourished under Moorish rules, where Christians, Muslims and Jews coexisted.  Even...
Alexander (Avi) Davidson, a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, documented his experiences on a Chabad on Campus “Living Links” trip to Poland.

‘To Bear Witness’: Florida college student’s inaugural photo exhibit illustrates starkness of Poland

Avi Davidson, a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, overcame injuries that left him in a wheelchair and cost him his arm to open his first photo exhibition on campus on...
Unveiling a plaque at the newly restored Jewish cemetery in Lubavitch, Russia—the cradle of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Credit: ESJF.

Historic preservation project underway at Jewish cemetery in Lubavitch, Russia

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF), together with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and Geder Avos Jewish Heritage Group, Inc., held a historic unveiling ceremony on Aug. 26 of a new preservation project at the Jewish...