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A sukkah on an Israeli army vehicle in the Golan during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Photo by Nathan Fendrich, Courtesy of the Pritzker Family National Photography Collection at National Library of Israel.

National Library of Israel releases rare photographs of Sukkot during 1973 war

Nearly 50 years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel has released a number of rare photos showing how the festival of Sukkot, or “Feast of Tabernacles,” was celebrated during the conflict, even...
“Through the Lens of Faith” works to present the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors, and how faith helped them persevere, June 2019. Photo courtesy of Daniel Libeskind.

World War II letter connects families of Jewish survivors, Polish farmer who hid them

The descendants of two Holocaust survivors and the farmer who hid them from the Nazis in Poland have connected with the help of a recently discovered post-World War II letter. Karolina Jurzyk, 35, said that...
An Iron Dome air-defense battery set near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 14, 2014. Photo by David Buimovitch/Flash90.

The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

According to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, when the Democrats withdrew from their embattled spending bill $1 billion in emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, this was merely a “technicality” that would...
Orthodox Jews examine etrogs for imperfections in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, on Sept. 19, 2021, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

On visible and invisible Jews

During the middle days of the Sukkot festival, small groups of haredi kids can be seen wandering along the thoroughfares of New York City’s Upper West Side, asking passersby whether they are Jewish. If the answer...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

At UN, Abbas demands Israel withdraw to pre-1967 borders or face consequences

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders or face consequences. “If the Israeli occupation authorities continue to entrench the...
U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Pixabay.

Jewish groups urge public funding for private schools ahead of Supreme Court case

Several Jewish groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of a case that could determine whether public funding could be given to parochial schools for secular education. In Carson V. Makin, parents of parochial-school students argued...
U.S. and Texas state flags flying on the dome of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Credit: CrackerClips Stock Media/Shutterstock.

Texas adds Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever to list of companies boycotting Israel

The ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s and its British parent company Unilever have officially been added to the list of companies in Texas that boycott Israel, announced Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday. Under Chapter 808, Texas law...
A view of Florence, Italy. Credit: Boriska Photo/Shutterstock.

Park in Florence, Italy, named after Jewish resistance fighters during Holocaust

A park in Florence, Italy, has been named after a Jewish couple who joined the Nazi resistance during World War II and became prominent members of the local community, The Jerusalem Post reported. The park, close to...
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. Credit: Courtesy.

Leveraging diverse background, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum seeks to bring unity, cohesion to agency

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum is one of the candidates to head the Jewish Agency, the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. If elected, she would become the first woman to head...
Roald Dahl signs books for children in Amsterdam on Oct. 12, 1988. Credit: Rob Bogaerts/Anefo via Wikimedia Commons.

Netflix gains entire catalogue of works by ‘certainly anti-Israeli’ Roald Dahl

Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC), giving it rights to all the works by the late British children’s author, who was openly anti-Israel and had a history of making anti-Semitic remarks. Dahl’s...