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On and Off the Beaten Track in Gush Etzion

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

By Peter Abelow Jewish Action Winter 5760/1999 Just 12 miles south of Jerusalem is the area known as Gush Etzion, where both ancient and modern history come alive. Located in the heart of what was Biblical Judea, Gush Etzion was liberated 32 years ago in the Six-Day War. Since 1967, the barren rocky hills have […]

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Hero of Holocaust Survivors

Monday, October 4th, 2010

By Michael Orbach, from The Jewish Star, Recruited by the Haganah and imprisoned by the British, Paul Kaye continued to fight. The phone rang in the small apartment Paul Kaye shared with his sister in the Bronx. It was 1947 and Kaye, 20, had only returned a few months ago from fighting the Nazis […]

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‘I Never Ran So Fast In My Life’: An Interview With Holocaust Survivor and ZOA Official Larry Wenig

Friday, July 30th, 2010

By: Elliot Resnick, Jewish Press Staff Reporter Sixty-five years ago next month – on August 11, 1945 – Polish-born Holocaust survivor Larry Wenig vowed to utilize all of his talents toward creating a Jewish state in Palestine. Although he moved to America a year later, Wenig never forgot his vow and later became vice-chairman of […]

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The Truth about “Palestine”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

By Steven Simpson The term “Palestine” has conjured up many images and meanings throughout the centuries. In the Christian West, the term was synonymous for the “Promised Land,” or the “Holy Land,” that is, the Land of the Jews. Throughout the centuries, the terms “Palestine” and “Palestinian” were analogous to the terms “Israel” and “Jew.” […]

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Return to Dachau: A Unique Gathering

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

By: Prof. Livia Bitton-Jackson Last March I received an invitation to the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. It was signed: KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau.” I was taken aback. Is Dachau still a place on the face of the earth? Sixty-five years ago I, a fourteen-year old scary skeleton, could barely comprehend the […]

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The Birth of a Bomb

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

A History of Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions By Erich Follath and Holger Stark Spiegel Online,1518,701109,00.html In the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, the UN Security Council has imposed new sanctions. Is Iran truly building a nuclear bomb as Western countries claim? Or are countries playing up the dangers to bring Iran to its knees? SPIEGEL […]

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Miracles in the Six-Day War: Eyewitness Accounts

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

( The Conquest of Shechem The town of Shechem [AKA Nablus] is one of the largest in all of Judea and Samaria. IDF analysts surmized that the conquest of the tens of thousands of Shechem’s inhabitants would likely be one of the most difficult and bloody battles of the 6-Day War. As background to the […]

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Past the seventh step

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

David Wilder March 03, 2010 It’s difficult to know where to start: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, King David, the Maccabees, Herod the Great, Bar Cochva, Rabbi Malkiel Ashkenazi, Menucha Rachel Shneerson Slonim, Rabbi Moshe Levinger, or perhaps my three month old granddaughter Hadar. Actually, probably the best beginning is with Baibars, Sultan of […]

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Martyrs and Memory

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

By: Jerold S. Auerbach Thirty years ago – Friday evening, May 2, 1980 – in Hebron. Inside Me’arat HaMachpelah, the massive 2,000-year-old Herodian edifice above the tombs of the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people, the Shabbat service had just concluded. Several dozen Jews, led by Rabbi Moshe Levinger, walked to nearby Beit […]

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Refuseniks: Cold War Heroes

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

By Ruth King While much has been written about the Cold War—recently Glenn Beck’s fine documentary Revolutionary Holocaust detailed the horrors of Stalin’s and Mao’s evil empires–there has been little attention to the heroic Russian “refuseniks” and the remarkable role they and their international supporters played in bringing down the Iron Curtain. There were a […]

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