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Remember the Battle of Lepanto

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Last week, Oct. 7 to be precise, was the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. Why should you give a flying fig? Because it was a pivotal clash in a war that has...
Israeli Mossad agent Yael Man during her operational years. Source: Archive.

Iconic Mossad agent Yael Man dies at 85

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Famed Mossad agent Yael Man, whose contributions to the intelligence agency made her a national Israeli hero, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. Man served as an undercover agent in Lebanon, gathering...

My Grandfather’s Controversial Life–or Mate Amargo

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Eighty years ago, my grandfather wrote an order on August 22, 1941 to send all Jews and half-Jews from the region of Šiauliai to a ghetto in Žagarė, and within a few weeks the 2,000 Jews...
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann at his trial in Jerusalem, part of the exhibit “Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” January to June 2020. Credit: Israel Government Press Office.

Eichmann was turned in by anti-Nazi geologist, German paper reveals

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Sixty years after infamous Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was captured by Mossad agents and brought to Israel for trial, a German media outlet has revealed, for the first time, the identity of the person...

The Farhud pogrom: From Iraq to Israel

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Rioters stormed the streets, lit synagogues on fire, looted and destroyed Jewish homes and stabbed a Jew in the back. No, it wasn’t 1938 in Germany or 1929 in Hebron. These riots were instigated...
A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo by Judy Lash Balint.

‘Muslim historians consistently confirm Jewish ties to Jerusalem’

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The book “Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount: The Rock of Our/Their Existence,” is bound to cause an uproar in the Muslim world. Published last year, it presents a comprehensive list of early Islamic...
The Strauss family, Germany, c. 1890. Members of the Strauss family moved to Louisiana and established F. Strauss & Son, Inc. The wholesale grocery company became a staple of the Louisiana town. Donated by Morris Mintz. Courtesy of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience set to open in New Orleans

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Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans announced on Wednesday that the new attraction will open to the public on May 27. Originally slated to roll out its exhibits in February 2020,...
Karl Jaspers

A Time For Candor: What Have We Learned From The Pandemic?

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“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.” Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1971) By definition, Covid-19 has been a crisis of biology. Nonetheless, certain core explanations for American...

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had crushed the uprising and left...

April 7, 529: The Code of Justinian was issued on this date

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The Code of Justinian, the first of four parts of the Corpus Juris Civilis (“Body of Civil Law”) compiled by command of Justinian I, the Emperor of Rome, was issued on this date in 529. Among its...