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Friday, October 20, 2017

History Tag

Yossi Leshem

Meet the Birdman

20:45 17 July in 2011 July-August, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Yossi Leshem—the world-renowned ornithologist and champion of Israel’s environmental movement—resembles a cross between a linebacker and an academic. Frameless glasses perched precariously on his nose, he speeds through Jerusalem’s narrow streets, simultaneously leaning down to fumble for a pamphlet about owls, answering his cell phone...

Revolutionary American Jews

14:25 04 July in History
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By Adina Rosenthal “You’re Jewish, so do you celebrate Independence Day?” When you live in a small town with a small Jewish population, such a question is commonplace. Though the reply may be polite (with an inconspicuous jaw-drop, of course), I really want to scream, “Jews...

The Lost Diary of Margot Frank

15:15 06 April in History
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By Kayla Green Every day, countless tourists flock to the Anne Frank House to visit the hiding place of young Anne, her family and acquaintances. The widespread popularity of her diary, which is one of the world's most widely read books and the basis for several...

Keeping Up With the Times: Digitizing Holocaust Archives

12:56 18 February in History, Latest, Religion
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By Amanda Walgrove The rapid growth of technology, characteristic of the twenty-first century, has altered methods of human relation. Communicating through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and email correspondence can make interpersonal connections seem trivial and dispassionate, but technological advancements can also produce meaningful intimacy. For example, we...

The Golem in the Attic

16:07 01 February in History, Latest
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By Kayla Green Tucked away in the snowy cobblestone streets of Prague’s Jewish Quarter stands a synagogue that is as old and significant as it is beautiful. With its high, pointed brown roof and few windows, the Old-New Synagogue  maintains old-world style without revealing its true...

Jewish Ghosts of Budapest

04:36 16 January in History, Latest
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By Merav Levkowitz On the last evening of 2010, a Friday, about 35-40 (mostly) young adults, gathered in a non-descript apartment in the center of Budapest’s—actually on the Pest side of the Danube river—Jewish quarter. This is Budapest’s branch of Moishe House, an organization that maintains...