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The Falcon of Malta

Canadian WWII fighter ace George Beurling was one of the first casualties in service to a newly independent Israel.

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The Damascus Affair

The eighth president of the United States stood up for persecuted Jews overseas.

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The Wheat Grows Again

Kibbutz Beit HaShita was named for a biblical town which saw a famous battle, and is remembered for losing the most men during the Yom Kippur War.

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Be the Change Makers

A Holocaust survivor is speaking to today's young people to "create a world of unity, respect, and tolerance."

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Biblical Women and Dead Sea Dates

A census from biblical times shows that even then, women in the Holy Land enjoyed freedoms they might not have elsewhere in the Middle East.

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From Tabernacles to Turkeys

The American holiday of Thanksgiving very well may have been inspired by the biblical holiday of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

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From Cellar to Supper

Sisters Dora and Shifra Reznik lost their entire family to the Holocaust, and would have lost their lives if not for the kindness of a Tatar family.

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America’s Grateful Hearts

Ever since George Washington first called for national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, the oldest American synagogue has celebrated it.

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Washington’s Letter to the ‘Children of the Stock of Abraham’

After the rabbi of the oldest standing synagogue in the U.S. wrote to George Washington, the first American president responded in kind.

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We Are All Human Beings

A new book of unseen photos taken by American soldiers during World War II documents the last year of the war, including the liberation of those who survived the Holocaust.

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The Child of Hope and the Home of the Brave

American President John F. Kennedy stood for Israel, which he said "will endure and flourish."

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‘The Heritage of Israel Is Beating in the Pulses of Millions’

The 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda, by British author George Eliot helped inspire the Zionist movement.

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The Star of the East…and His Son

Barney Aaron and his son — "Young Barney Aaron" — were hall of fame boxers of the 19th century...and they were Jewish!

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The Courage and Fidelity of a Jewish-American Civil War Hero

Frederick Knefler was a Hungarian-born Jew who not only adopted America as his home, but became an American hero during several battles of the Civil War.

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An Immediate Shortage of Bread

A diary excerpt from this day in 1941 tells the sad story of life for Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Fanny’s Dreams of Life

Born to a Jewish family, Fanny Mendelssohn was a composer and pianist who was the equal of her more famous brother, Felix.

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When Holocaust Survivors Join Students in Theater Class

Writing at the Times of Israel, Rich Tenorio tells us more about a Holocaust documentary by filmmaker Oren Rudavsky called ‘Witness Theater’ that puts high schoolers and Holocaust survivors in conversation with one another for powerful storytelling.

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Translating the US Constitution to Hebrew and Yiddish

An Jewish immigrant who came to America for its freedom and opportunities made sure others like him would be able to understand American ideals.

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Austria’s Oldest Holocaust Survivor Dies at 106

He will be remembered for his courage and strength to tell his story, educating younger generations on one of the darkest chapters in history.

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The Last Rabbi of Timbuktu

A Moroccan Jew who traveled to the Holy Land to study, Rabbi Mordechai spent much of the 19th century traveling and serving such far-flung lands as Syria, Algeria, Mali, and the Sahara.

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