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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...

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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...
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

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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...
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

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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...

The Cantankerous Pre-History of America’s Jews

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The conventional narrative of Jewish America begins in the 1880s, with the massive influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe to New York and other cities. Their descendants indeed make up the majority of today’s...
The new synagogue in Mainz, Germany. Inaugurated in 2010 on the site of the elaborate 1922 synagogue destroyed by the Kristallnacht pogroms. The replacement synagogue’s bombastic, sculpted silhouette reads kedusha, or “sanctification,” and bears the name “Light of the Diaspora,” after the nickname of the 11th-century Jewish sage, Rabbi Gershom ben Yehuda, who established Mainz’s reputation as a Jewish spiritual center. Credit: Sascha Kopp via Mainz Tourism Office

Jewish ruins of the Rhine

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In recent months, the Rhine city of Mainz captured worldwide headlines for the murder and rape of one of its Jewish members, 14-year-old Susanna Feldmann, allegedly at the hands of an Iraqi asylum-seeker, now in...

August 12 and After

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In August 1941, just months after the start of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, leaders of the Soviet intelligentsia gathered in Moscow to form the Jewish Antifascist Committee. Among them...
Archiwum Muzeum Podlaskiego (Collections of the Biala Podlaska Museum)

75th Aniversary of the Białystok Ghetto uprising

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The Białystok Ghetto uprising against the Nazi German occupation authorities during World War II was launched on the night of August 16, 1943 and was the second-largest ghetto uprising organized in Nazi-occupied Poland after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April–May 1943. It was led by the Anti-Fascist...
The Jewish cemetery in Lodz, Poland. May 11, 2017. Photo by Isaac Harari/Flash90.

Historical truth is in peril

“This is giving in to the Polish narrative, an attack on the memory of the Holocaust, and a danger to any future independent research that people might want to conduct in Poland,” says eminent...
A rare coin minted 1,949 years ago was found last ‎week ‎in a dig in the City of ‎David in ‎Jerusalem.‎ Photo courtesy of the City of David.

Rare coin minted 1,900 years ago discovered in ‎Jerusalem ‎

A rare coin minted 1,949 years ago was found last ‎week ‎in a dig in the City of ‎David in ‎Jerusalem.‎ Reut Vilf of the ‎City of David Foundation said the ‎coin, discovered ‎in the...