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Yuri Gagarin (left) and Boris Volynov (right) on picnic in Dolgoprudny

‘Jews in Space’ Lecture Filled with Anecdotes

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Boris Volynov was first among approximately 19 Jews who have flown in space, serving as a Russian cosmonaut in 1969.  Thereafter, Judy Resnik, Ilan Ramon and Gregory Chamitoff joined him in an exclusive club,...
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...
Chaim Luviner serving in the IDF's Armored Corps. Credit: Courtesy.

From the Holocaust to the IDF: Grandfather and grandson share a story of survival...

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As Israel prepared to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a grandfather who survived the Nazi atrocities in Poland and his grandson shared a powerful story of survival and continuity. Chaim Luviner, born in 1933 in Poland,...
Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...
Former President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing on April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

March of the Living awards Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘Moral Courage in Medicine Award’

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To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year begins on the evening of April 7, International March of the Living, together with the Maimonides Institute for Ethics and the Holocaust, the Miller Center at...
Rabbi Peter Hyman (left) with the last Jewish recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, Alain Silberstein of France. Photo by Alan Smason.

Rabbi Peter Hyman receives world’s highest Scouting award

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Rabbi Peter Hyman was announced as the recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest Scouting award in the world and the only one given by the World Scout Committee, on March 30. It...
Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann outside of the U.N. headquarters building in New York City on International Holocaust Remembrance Day for an “End Jew Hated” rally, Jan. 27, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

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On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse—the buzzy, audio-based, social-media platform that launched in the venture capital and Hollywood communities last spring and now connects millions...
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An Immigrant’s Struggle to Learn Hebrew

A recent article (by Elaine Samuels, on Facebook and in the Israel Telegraph online) recounted the trials and tribulations she experienced in her efforts to learn and speak Hebrew. This triggered long-dormant memories of my attempt...

March 23, 1900: Erich Fromm, American psychoanalyst and philosopher, was born

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Erich Fromm, (born March 23, 1900, Frankfurt am Main, Germany—died March 18, 1980, Muralto, Switzerland), German-born American psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society. By applying psychoanalytic principles to the remedy of...
Yaphet Kotto. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish actor Yaphet Kotto, star of ‘Alien,’ Bond villain, dies at age 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who starred in the film “Alien” and played the first black James Bond villain, died on March 14 at the age of 81, his wife announced on Facebook. Kotto’s wife of 24...