Posts Tagged ‘British Mandate’

Matityahu Shmulevitz (left, with beard) and fellow Lehi leader David Yellin stand outside the Acre prison after their pardon in February 1949.

Matityahu Shmulevitz Passes Away

December 3, 1995 From the Center for Israel Education Matti Shmulevitz, a member of the underground Lehi and an advisor to Menachem Begin, passes away at the age of 75 one day after collapsing during a chess game in Tel Aviv. He was born in Lodz, Poland and made aliyah when he was 17, with…

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The Great Synagogue of Aleppo is in ruins after a mob broke in Nov. 30, 1947, and destroyed Torah scrolls and badly damaged the thousand-year-old Aleppo Codex.

Violence Against Jews in Arab Cities

November 30, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education Following the United Nations vote for the Partition of Palestine on the previous day, violence ensues between Jews and Arabs in the British Mandate of Palestine. The first phase of Israel’s War of Independence had begun. In addition to Arab attacks on Jewish property and fighting…

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Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis Passes Away

October 5, 1941 Louis Brandeis, retired United States Supreme Court Justice passes away at the age of 84 in Washington DC. The first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis embraced Zionism making it more acceptable for American Jews at a time when many American Jews were fearful of supporting the Zionist cause lest they be tagged…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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A 9-year-old Rachel on April 21,1948, at what later became known as Gan Ha’atzmaut — Independence Park

A Moment In History For The State of Israel

[similar id=45408 type=all] It was the evening of the 29th of November 1947. I was then an 8-year-old child who was aware that something very important was about to happen. Only in the coming years did I realize the full significance of the event. Almost all the neighbors in the house on 97 Herzl St.,…

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