In the minds of the world, Anne Frank will always be the teenage girl whose words have moved so many and one of the millions of Holocaust victims who died at the hands of the Nazis. But, to one woman Anne was a friend. Tomorrow would've been the young diarist's 89th birthday, and we bring you Epoch Times' Amelia Pang's story about Anne's childhood companion and what she has done in the decades since she lost her best friend.
New olim (immigrants) from areas as diverse as Brazil, Ukraine, and Argentina arrived in the Holy Land on Wings of Eagles, and 41 of them were children.
My husband and I took the trip to Rome this spring in honor of his birthday. I had searched for a place with rich Jewish history, one of my husband's great passions, and also good kosher food. Rome fit the bill and, with its short three-hour flight from Israel, made for the perfect quick getaway. The first thing we saw when we arrived at our hotel in Rome was a fountain. Rome is filled with fountains, but this one in particular, as we would later learn, has a special link to Rome's Jewish community.
Israelis will celebrate Shavuot this Sunday, and will eat cheesecake, celebrate their harvest, and study from the Torah. Our friends at Israel21c share eight fun facts about the holiday! And you can learn more on The Fellowship’s Shavuot resource page here.
I remember growing up in the United States and feeling embarrassed by my Eastern European parents. My mom and dad were born and raised in Romania, spoke English with a thick accent, ate foods I struggled to pronounce and didn't particularly care for, and were both baffled as to why their son . . .
The Jerusalem Postreports on one Holocaust survivor who missed out on celebrating his bar mitzvah, usually celebrated at age 13 for boys and a rite of passage, because the Holocaust robbed him of being able to practice his faith freely in his youth. While his whole family perished in the Holocaust, he finally was able to remember their lives by fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams.
We want to wish a happy Passover to all our Jewish friends and a happy Easter to all our Christian friends! In observance of the holiday, we'll be taking tomorrow off, but we'll be back on Monday with more updates from the Holy Land.
The Bridge blog is suspending activity December 23-25 for Christmas. We'll be back on Tuesday, December 26 with new updates and stories from our ministry. We wish a Merry Christmas to our Christian friends, and hope you enjoy this time with family and friends!
The Fellowship's Isaiah 58 "True Fast" allows churches of any size to participate in the "true fast" of giving food to others rather than simply giving up food. Learn how one church is turning to Genesis 12:3 for inspiration as they participate in this meaningful fast.
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