Sunday, November 18, 2018

History

The anti-Manischewitz

10:03 03 August in Culture, History
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By Adina Rosenthal Move over Manischewitz; Jewish wine is no longer synonymous with the sweet, syrupy stuff used for Jewish ceremonies. The Israeli wine and beer industry has boomed in the last few years, becoming a player in the global alcohol market.  In 2010, the Israeli...

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...

Auschwitz, in 2011

14:52 02 May in History, Religion
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by Kayla Green Today marks Yom HaShoah, the day we commemorate those killed during the Holocaust. Across the world, people share stories of those who survived and those who didn’t, of yellow stars and barbed wire, of a terrifying life lived in ghettos and camps. Among...

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...

Skulls, Bones and Jews at Yale

17:07 04 April in Culture, History
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by Amanda Walgrove On March 28, TIME published an article "outing" Yale's Eliezer Society, entitled, Yale's Secret Society That's Hiding in Plain Sight. Truly a baby in terms of Yale’s history, Eliezer’s 1996 conception was the brainchild of three Jews and a Baptist—Rabbi Shmully Hecht, Ben...