After the rabbi of the oldest standing synagogue in the U.S. wrote to George Washington, the first American president responded in kind.
The 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda, by British author George Eliot helped inspire the Zionist movement.
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.
An Jewish immigrant who came to America for its freedom and opportunities made sure others like him would be able to understand American ideals.
Despite rioting by Palestinians, 1,700 Jews were able to observe day of mourning at the holy site.
On Tisha B’Av, through fasting, reading the Book of Lamentations, and crying out to God in prayer, Jews mourn the long history of tragedies experienced by our people. But no matter how difficult things may seem, being able to watch and partake in His promises coming to fruition brings me hope and strength.
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