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Medical equipment lent out by Yad Sarah. Credit: Courtesy.

Yad Sarah inspires start of medical equipment-lending outlet in Connecticut

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Yad Sarah announces the benefit of Wheel It Forward, a Connecticut-based not-for-profit organization that offers a convenient destination for anyone to easily borrow or donate durable medical equipment. Like Yad Sarah’s lending centers, Wheel It...
Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, part of “Operation Tzur Israel” (“Rock of Israel”), after exiting the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 3, 2020. Credit: Olivier Fitoussi/The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Israel to honor Ethiopian Jews who perished in Sudan en route to Israel

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Following the normalization of ties between Israel and Sudan and the historic visit by Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen to the country last week, plans are in the works to commemorate the Ethiopian Jews who perished in the African country...

February 1, 2003: Ilan Ramon, the nation’s first Israeli astronaut for NASA, died

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Israel celebrates and then mourns when Ilan Ramon, the nation’s first Israeli astronaut for NASA, takes part in the STS-107 Columbia space mission. Ramon, an Israeli fighter pilot, was the space shuttle payload specialist. He...
Photo: Young Jewish Partisans in the forest, From Jewish Heritage Museum, New York.

The Jews who fought back during the Holocaust

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This week, leaders from around the world commemorated those who perished at the hands of the Nazis during International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, like most, there were statements recognizing and remembering those who...
Helping affix a mezuzah at the Israel Diamond Exchange in Dubai’s Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) are (from left): Alex Peterfreund, co-founder and cantor of the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE); Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie, senior rabbi of the JCE; and Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the DMCC, Jan. 28, 2021.

Rabbi, cantor hang mezuzah at Israel Diamond Exchange office in Dubai

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Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie, senior rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE) in the United Arab Emirates, and Alex Peterfreund, co-founder and cantor of the JCE, affixed a mezuzah on the new representative office...

January 28, 1887: Arthur Rubinstein, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century,...

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On January 28, 1887, Arthur Rubinstein, one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, was born in Poland. The artist performed at an early age with Joseph Joachim in Berlin and in his...
Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum in Venice, Italy. Credit: Courtesy.

Collector of Jewish souls: A rabbi’s treasures culled from around the world

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A 12-branch copper candelabra kindled on holidays by Jews in 18th-century Italy. Sheets of prayers handwritten in Hebrew by an unknown scribe in 15th-century Spain. An oven for baking matzah from 19th-century Portugal. A...
Elie and Marion Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100 gala, April 24, 2012. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Virtual 90th-birthday event honors Marion Wiesel’s support of Ethiopian Jewry

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In celebration of Marion Wiesel’s 90th birthday, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) will hold a star-studded virtual event with a performance by Israeli singer, songwriter and musician Idan Raichel on Jan....
Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson with a Birthright group. Photo: Courtesy.

Love and generosity: A farewell tribute to Sheldon Adelson

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On a Friday morning, slightly more than six months ago, we convened a transatlantic Zoom call. There we were, the deputy editor of Makor Rishon, Orly Goldklang from Ofra, myself from Jerusalem, and Sheldon and...
Israeli chef Assaf Granit speaks at a conference with science ministers from around the world in Jerusalem on May 2, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli chef Assaf Granit awarded Michelin star

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Israeli celebrity chef Assaf Granit has just won one of the most coveted accolades in the culinary world—a Michelin star for his Paris restaurant, Shabour. The 2021 Michelin guide book was published on Monday Shabour opened...