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Yoni Netanyahu Proved Himself a Hero Before Entebbe

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Yoni Netanyahu, the famed hero of the Entebbe operation, was killed in action 45 years ago on July 4. Benjamin Netanyahu’s older brother was named Jonathan (Yonatan) and is usually remembered as Yoni. He...

What Motivated the Righteous to Rescue Jews?

Laurie Baron, Ph.D, will lecture via Zoom at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, on “The Dynamics of Decency: Why Righteous Gentiles Rescued Jews.” Sponsored by the Jewish Culture and Holocaust Remembrance Group, Baron’s lecture will...

Holocaust music showcased during ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ Programs

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A pair of ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ programs, May 27, with Ali Viterbi interviewing Francesco Lotoro, and June 1, with Nuvi Mehta and Kate Hatmaker introducing nine Holocaust composers, were both impressive...
From the film “Babi Yar. Context.” Credit: Courtesy.

Documentary on Babi Yar massacre to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

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Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary film “Babi Yar. Context” has been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The 120-minutes long film is based entirely on archival footage uncovered by Loznitsa, which...
Israeli archeologist Eilat Mazar. Source: Screenshot.

The Jewish woman to whom the stones spoke

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Everything in Israel is about politics. But nothing is more intensely political than archeology. That’s because the moment you stick a shovel in the earth of a place like Jerusalem and start digging, you...
An ancient amulet that was found 40 years ago in the Galilee and recently handed over to the National Treasures Center. Credit: Dafna Gazit/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Pendant warding off ‘evil eye’ may shed light on Jewish life in Talmudic period

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An ancient pendant that was just handed over to Israel’s National Treasures Center by a family member of the woman who found it 40 years ago near the ruins of an ancient synagogue on...
New immigrants from Ethiopia at the Hadera absorption center in 1991. Credit: Israeli Tsvika/GPO.

Two of the 14,325 stories behind ‘Operation Solomon’

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Ethiopia was in the midst of a brutal civil war in 1991 when Israel decided to launch an intrepid mission that would bring 14,325 Ethiopian Jews to Israel over the course of 36 hours....

The Farhud pogrom: From Iraq to Israel

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Rioters stormed the streets, lit synagogues on fire, looted and destroyed Jewish homes and stabbed a Jew in the back. No, it wasn’t 1938 in Germany or 1929 in Hebron. These riots were instigated...

May 19, 1588: The Spanish Armada

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The Jews of Spain had their revenge on the Inquisition and the Spanish monarch on this date in 1588 when the Spanish Armada arrived in Lisbon in preparation for an attack on England, and...
The biblical Ruth in Boaz's Field by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

‘Your people will be my people’: A Shavuot shout-out to Ruth’s ‘daughters’

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“You shall love the convert for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” — Deuteronomy 10:19 There was a moment some 2,500 years ago when a recently widowed Moabite princess refused to abandon her aging mother-in-law...