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Posts Tagged ‘Jaffa’

Moshe Sharett

Prime Minister Moshe Sharett Is Born

October 15, 1894 Moshe Sharett is born as Moshe Shertok in Kherson, Ukraine. Sharett’s parents were early Zionists, having been involved in the BILU movement in the early 1880’s when they moved to the Land of Israel, but ultimately did not stay. The family would return in 1906 eventually settling in Jaffa. Sharett attended the…

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Telegram from Henry Morgenthau on Aug. 31, 1914

Henry Morgenthau Pleads for Aid to Jews in Palestine

October 6, 1914 Responding to a plea from Henry Morgenthau the United States Ambassador to Turkey, American Jewish leaders led by Louis Marshall and Jacob Schiff quickly raise $50,000 in aid for the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. The money would arrive in Jaffa on October 6 in the form of gold and…

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The Poalei Zion group “Ezra” of which Ben Gurion was a founder taken in Plonsk in 1906. David Ben-Gurion is in the front row, second from left.

David Ben-Gurion Arrives In Jaffa

Center for Israel Education September 7, 1907 David Gruen, who in 1910 would change his name to David Ben-Gurion, and his then girlfriend Rachel Nelkin arrive in Jaffa with a group of other young adults from Plonsk, Poland, making aliyah to the Land of Israel. Upon arriving in Jaffa, the new immigrants were carried off…

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Rav Abraham Isaac Kook’s Funeral

Rav Abraham Isaac Kook’s Funeral Takes Place

Center for Israel Education September 2, 1935 80,000 mourners, approximately a quarter of the Jewish population in the Land of Israel, line the streets of Jerusalem for the funeral of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, who had passed away the day before after battling cancer. Kook was born in Latvia in 1865 and arrived in Eretz…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle story on Windsor Jews

Looking Back At The Detroit-Windsor Connection

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Many Michigan citizens have connections to Canada, including members of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jewish community. Thousands upon thousands of immigrants to Michigan over the past three centuries have come to the state after spending some years in Canada. For one example, as of the 2016…

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suspended tree in Jaffa, Israel from Blogs From Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Final Thoughts

I’m writing this from the plane on our way to New York. It’s an 11 hour flight and we have about 3 hours to go. It’s dark, quiet and just about everyone is asleep. It’s 2 a.m. in New York, 9 a.m. Israel time and, for me, I’m on ‘Discombobulated Time’. Not quite sure what…

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Jaffa, Israel port city kibbutz

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 2

April 7, 2018 I think I need to chill out. I came to Israel all eager to mix with the people and get their views on the big political issues of the day. I assumed that because they’re Israeli’s they’d be dying to talk about geopolitics. So I asked a waiter, a young tattooed hipster,…

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