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Yom Hashoah 2021
Yad Vashem online exhibit emphasizes the power of family
April 2, 2021
“The Onset of Mass Murder: The Fate of Jewish Families in 1941” reveals a dozen never-before-published stories of those caught in the web of the Nazis’ “Operation Barbarossa,” an organized rout of the Jewish communities in Soviet-controlled countries.
Passover 2021: The Jewish season of hope arrives
March 22, 2021
Eight viewpoints from the Haggadah and the Torah to boost your holiday—one for each night.
Colel Chabad ups the ante to help fight poverty in Israel
March 16, 2021
As Passover approaches, the meaning of “all who are hungry come and eat” has more resonance than ever after a year of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Israel revs up to reopen for tourism
March 15, 2021
Until then, work on your bucket list. Or, as Sara Salansky, a senior official in Israel’s Ministry of Tourism, says: Our slogan is “Dream now, travel later.”
A safe ‘simcha’: Finding joy in a pandemic Purim
February 18, 2021
“You know what most of the kids want to be there this year? Superheroes: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman. And you know why? Because superheroes prove that one person can change everything, one person can fix the world. That is something we all need to believe now.”
Collector of Jewish souls: A rabbi’s treasures culled from around the world
January 25, 2021
When he arrives in a new community, Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum, 62, slips into detective mode: “I’ve found amazing old books, prayers, Haggadahs and more in those places.”
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
‘Restoring My Lost Childhood’: How children’s homes revived the youngest Holocaust survivors
January 21, 2021
A new online exhibit released by Yad Vashem in time for International Holocaust Remembrance Day reveals the story of how group homes across Europe provided children with a place to heal and reconnect with the Jewish people.
‘IDF is the Jewish people’s army’: New FIDF CEO sees mission to connect Diaspora to Israel
December 29, 2020
“To secure its future, we’re partnering with the IDF to support each and every soldier who literally puts their lives on the line for their country and for Jews everywhere,” affirms Rabbi Steven Weil, the new national director and CEO of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
Black (and Jewish): Braving the pitfalls, Jews of color find inner and outer peace
December 21, 2020
Though the term itself has gained traction in the last decade, there have always been Jews of different races. Scan the globe today, and you’ll find Ethiopian Jews and the African Lemba tribe whose men test positive for the Kohen gene, a marker of the Jewish priests.
Lighting up a world of darkness: Celebrating Hanukkah in a corona winter
December 11, 2020
“We pivot on a challenge, so this year, we’ll find creative ways to celebrate and connect to the people we love,” says Neal Hoffman, creator of Jewish-themed stuffed toys.
Knowledge is power against hate: Online course designed to set Holocaust record straight
November 3, 2020
Initially geared to help educators, the free program was designed to help everyone from parents, grandparents, clergy of all faiths, youth-group leaders and the general public seeking a way to begin to understand what really happened.
Bonds building bonds: On its 70th birthday, honoring generations of sound investment
September 22, 2020
“Bonds are the best of both worlds,” insists Israel Maimon, president and CEO of Israel Bonds. “They give people who care about Israel the opportunity to combine their loyalty and love for her with a financially rewarding investment for them and their children. Every dollar invested strengthens the only Jewish state on the planet.”
With HIAS changing longtime focus, supporters question some of its priorities
September 14, 2020
Will its new mission and its fundraising dollars, especially during a time of global uncertainty and rising anti-Semitism, detrimentally affect the Jewish people?
High Holidays 2020
Shofar: A love song
September 3, 2020
Former Californian and now Israeli Robert Weinger reveals his personal Jewish journey from Devil Mountain to the Jericho Valley.
‘And your God will be my God’: For one Jewish convert, the wait is over
August 19, 2020
Amy Nguyen’s dream is falling into place. “I want every aspect of my life infused with Judaism,” she says, including the children she hopes to contribute to the Jewish future.