Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky

Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky Is Born

October 17, 1880 Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky is born in Odessa. Mostly known for his revisionist attitudes towards Zionism, which influenced some to take a more militaristic role in helping to bring about a Jewish state. Jabotinsky is also an exemplar of communal social action in areas of self-defense, youth, immigration and fundraising. In 1903 after pogroms…

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Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan Passes Away

October 16, 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel’s iconic military and political leader passes away from a heart attack at the age of 66 in a Tel Aviv hospital. Dayan was born in 1915 and raised in Nahalal. During the Arab Riots of 1936-1939, Dayan joined the special Jewish police forces as well as the night squads…

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America’s Jerusalem: Conflict, Peacemaking And National Identity

Don Matthews, Ph.D., an associate professor of history, will explore the consequences of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the history of American attachment to Jerusalem. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Gold Rooms B and C of the Oakland Center on campus at Oakland University

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Noa practices with the shiatsu community in the Jerusalem hills.

What Is Zen Shiatsu?

Photos by Nahum Aharon Above: Noa practices with the shiatsu community in the Jerusalem hills. In one of my first blog posts, I discussed Jerusalem’s oases of peace — one of them was a school for Zen Shiatsu therapy training. So what is Zen Shiatsu and why did I become a Zen Shiatsu practitioner? I…

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The Journey Within – The Law Of Here And Now

The Law of Here and Now — looking backward to examine what was or looking forward to interpret what will be prevents us from being totally in the here and now. Here and now IS truly the ONLY reality; everything other than the present is a “was” or a “will be.” Above: Credit: Wikimedia/Toshihiro Oimatsu If…

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The spirit of Israel is alive during this dance session.

Faces & Places – Tamarack Israel Day & Kadima Howard Mini Golf

Tamarack Camps’ Israel Day-Maccabiah Games Weekend This year, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Tamarack Camps’ year-round staff, supervisors and summer counselors led an extended Israel Day-Maccabiah Games weekend for three days instead of the usually one. Each camper was assigned one of four colors, each representing four holy cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tzfat, Hebron…

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Sarah Levy-Tanai

Sarah Levy-Tanai Passes Away

October 3, 2005 Sarah Levy-Tanai, one of Israel’s foremost choreographers and contributors to Israeli cultural life passes away at the age of 95. Sarah was born in Jerusalem in 1910 or 1911 (She was never sure of her exact birth date) to Yemenite parents. During a typhus epidemic during World War I, all of her…

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Saladin and army

Saladin Captures Jerusalem

October 2, 1187 Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Following a siege of Jerusalem that began on September 20, the city falls to Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin had seized control in Syria in 1174 following the death of its ruler Nur al-Din and began to pose…

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Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig

Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig Passes Away

September 26, 2002 Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig, a founder of Israel’s National Religious Party and a signer of the Declaration of Independence passed away at the age of 96 in Jerusalem. Born in Belorussia, Warhaftig became involved in the religious Zionist Mizrahi movement in his teens in Poland, serving as a delegate to the Zionist Congress…

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President Moshe Katsav laying a wreath on Amichai’s casket in Jerusalem on September 24, 2000

Yehuda Amichai Passes Away

September 22, 2000 Yehuda Amichai, the Poet Laureate of Jerusalem, passes away at the age of 76 from lymphoma. Considered by many to be the most prominent modern-day Israeli poet, Amichai received awards and critical acclaim all over the world, with his poetry having been translated into over 40 languages. Born in Germany, Amichai moved…

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