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January 11, 2014: Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, died

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Ariel Sharon, byname Arik Sharon, original name Ariel Scheinerman, (born February 26, 1928, Kefar Malal, Palestine —died January 11, 2014, Ramat Gan, Israel), Israeli general and politician, whose public life was marked by brilliant but controversial military achievements and...

January 9, 1886: Ida Cohen, the creator of the Maidenform bra, was born

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The creator of the Maidenform bra, Ida Cohen Rosenthal, was born on this date in 1886 near Minsk. A socialist and feminist, she came to New York as an 18-year-old immigrant and began a...
Government Press Office * | Credit: AYALON MAGGI

Remembering Yitzhak Shamir

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As Israel enters its fourth election cycle in two years, it’s important to go down memory lane to see how we got to where we are. The late former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s granddaughter,...

January 8,1986: Sandra Feldman became the first women elected to head the United Federation...

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Sandra Feldman became the first women elected to head the United Federation of Teachers on this date in 1986. A decade later, she would become president of the American Federation of Teachers, a position...

Joan-Micklin-Silver, Pioneer Female Director, Demonstrated Popularity of Jewish Film Subjects

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Joan Micklin Silver (1935-2020) passed away on New Year’s Eve. She belonged to a cohort of pioneering American female directors in the 1970s, many of whom were Jewish. Whereas most of her Jewish counterparts...

January 7, 1921: Chester Kallman, poet and librettist, was born

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Chester Kallman, a poet and librettist who became the great W. H. Auden’s lifelong companion, was born in Brooklyn on this date in 1921. The two of them wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky’s The...
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Source: LinkedIn.

Five Hebrew U alumni listed as top 10 in their fields

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Five alumni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have been ranked among the top 10 researchers in their fields on a list published by Stanford University. Professor Dror Feitelson of the Rachel and Selim Benin...

January 6, 1941: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his “Four Freedoms” State of the...

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address on this date in 1941, in which he justified America’s role as an “arsenal of democracy” against Nazism through the lend-lease...
From left: Rahamim Madmoni, (left) the son of Shlomo Madmoni, who was slain during the 1939 Arab riots while attempting to rescue a Torah scroll and other synagogue property, with Shiloah public council head Gadi Bashari and Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Ofir Akunis.

First-ever memorial held in Silwan for Jew slain in 1939 Arab riots

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The first-ever memorial day for Shlomo Madmoni was held on Monday in the village of Shiloah (Silwan) in eastern Jerusalem, also known as the Yemenite village. The event, initiated by the Shiloah public council,...
Landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport on the last Nefesh B’Nefesh group “aliyah” flight of the year, Dec. 30, 2020. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

North American olim join 3,000-plus others who arrived in Israel in 2020

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The 41st and final Nefesh B’Nefesh group flight of 2020 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 30 with 48 new immigrants joining the 3,168 individuals who made aliyah from North America in the last year—2,625...