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Natan Sharansky, released by the Soviet Union in an exchange of prisoners by the U.S. authorities, with his wife, Avital, at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel, 1986. Photo by Israel Simionsky, Dan Hadani Archive, Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, National Library of Israel.

In time for holiday, National Library of Israel launches ‘Passover Memories’ project

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The National Library of Israel has launched the “Passover Memories” project to share personal stories from a number of prominent figures who celebrated the holiday under “normal” and not-so-normal circumstances. The project includes Natan Sharansky’s...

Day One: SaveTheMusic Presents Hanukke Oy Hanukke a Yom Tev a Sheiner

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Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC דער ייִדישער פֿילהאַרמאָנישער פֿאָלקסכאָר Binyumen Schaechter, conductor בנימין שעכטער, דיריגענט https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anhT8GcQj9o Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejppc Website: http://www.TheJPPC.org Contact: [email protected] Filmed live in performance October 14, 2018 • Merkin Concert Hall, NYC as part of the encore concert of "To Everything There...
Food items being packed and ready to deliver to the elderly and others in need, March 2020. Credit: Israel Bardugo for Colel Chabad.

Colel Chabad aids Israel’s most at-risk during pandemic and ahead of Passover

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Colel Chabad will distribute food stamps to an additional 30,000 families living below the poverty line, as approved by Israel’s Ministry of Welfare, in order to provide security for Israel’s most at-risk population during...
Purim mask. Credit: Pixabay.

Purim, Adar, celebration and happiness!

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In the United States and worldwide, Purim begins on the evening of Monday, March 9, and continues through the day of Tuesday, March 10. (Shushan Purim, celebrated in walled cities like Jerusalem, starts a...

A very special Pesach

Today I must give thanks for the perseverance of our people and the cultivation of the traditions that, like Pesach, are transmitted generation after generation through the education that our Imams and Sabbaths gave...

Verter fun der Vokh – Tu BiShvat

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Tu BiShvat: דער חמישה־עשׂר(־בשבֿט); דער ט״ו בשבֿט New year of the trees: דאָס נײַ֜יאָר פֿון די ביי֜מער; דער ראש־השנה־לאילנות‎ seven species: זיבן מי֜נים wheat: דער ווייץ barley: (דער גערשט, ־ן; פּע֜רלגרויפּן (ל״ר grape: די (ווײַ֜נ)טרויב, ־ן; דאָס טרײַ֜בעלע, ־ך fig:...

Benjamin Netanyahu and David Friedman light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman are lighting the first candle of Hanukkah together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyJlm/videos/743837322776834/
A young girl helps pack boxes containing food and other items to be sent to Jews in need. Credit: Federation of the Jewish Communities of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

International Fellowship to help 120,000 Jews in former Soviet Union with Passover

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The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is sponsoring tens of thousands of Passover food packages for 120,000 Jewish families living in the former Soviet Union, made possible by Christian friends of Israel. The Federation...
Matzah-ball soup. Credit: Flickr.

Uber Eats helps deliver Passover food to Holocaust survivors in New York

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The Met Council for Jewish Poverty and Uber Eats have teamed up to deliver kosher-for-Passover food to Holocaust survivors in New York who are staying home amid fears of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Uber Eats...

Listen and enjoy to “Di Megile” with the Bursteyn family in Itzik Manger’s unique...

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Programs on Yiddish literature and culture recorded at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, 1953-2005. About this program: di megile fun itsik manger Mit: איציק מאַנגער | דב זלצר | שמואל בונים The Megile of Itzik Manger Featuring: Itzik Manger |...