Posts Tagged ‘Jews’

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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Egyptian President Anwar Sadat speaks to the Knesset about peace Nov. 20, 1977.

Sadat Addresses the Knesset

November 20, 1977 From the Center for Israel Education One day after arriving from Egypt for his historic visit to Jerusalem, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses a specially arranged sitting of the Knesset. The Egyptian President spent his morning reciting prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and visiting the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.…

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Letters – November 8, 2018

Synagogue Security In response to the deadly Pittsburgh Tree of Life attack, it is time to acknowledge trading off our freedom of entry to attend our houses of worship. Is not the comfort to pray in peace and celebrate mitzvahs worth submitting to extra security measures? When my wife and I attended her cousin’s 2016…

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Some vegans are using Holocaust imagery to compare the slaughter of animals, like this illustration of sheep on railroad tracks heading toward a building that looks like Auschwitz and has a swastika on the building. .

Some Vegans Use Holocaust Imagery To Make Their Case

Holocaust Imagery Used By Vegans Ariel Sobel is a screenwriter in Long Island, N.Y., and the descendant of Holocaust survivors. Her post in Jewniverse takes to task vegans who have appropriated Holocaust imagery to make their case. Her post shows images posted by fervent vegans that have stacks of human bodies at Auschwitz juxtaposed to…

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Gavriel Salomon

Gavriel Salomon Is Born

October 12, 1938 A specialist in the field of educational psychology, Gavriel Salomon served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa from 1993-1998. He is the author of four books and more than 120 articles on technology, learning and peace education. In 1998, he established the Center for Research…

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Father Patrick Desbois

Father Desbois To Speak On Book

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, will be featured at a discussion 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The talk will be moderated by WDIV anchor Devin Scillian. Desbois has devoted his life to researching…

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Yemenite Jews on a plane to Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet Begins

September 24, 1950 According to some sources, Jews had lived in Yemen even before the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE. The community expanded during the time of the Maccabees and following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Composed mostly of small communities living in relative isolation to one another,…

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Poster for The Band's Visit - A New Musical with a band playing in the desert sand.

Why Tony-Winning Musical The Band’s Visit Is Just That Important

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge I first became interested in Broadway musicals when I saw Wicked in 2011. I never would have imagined that one day, the Best Musical winner at the Tony Awards would be a musical based on an Israeli movie. In 2018, this became a reality with The Band’s Visit, based on…

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A delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe visited the Arab village of Husan last month.

Practical Co-Existence

Local rabbi visits Arab village with a grassroots group of Palestinians and Israelis. Last month on a rabbinical conference in Israel conducted by the pluralistic Shalom Hartman Institute, Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, along with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe, visited the Arab village of…

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Jerusalem

Essay: Transformative Moment?

Without sweeping change, Palestinian culture won’t permit making peace with Israel. It’s stereotypical and wrong to suggest all Palestinians are morally bankrupt. Still, legions of ordinary Palestinians have been poisoned by a raging culture of anti-Zionist venom spewed by many in positions of power. In a compelling commentary released by Jewish News Syndicate, Stephen Flatow,…

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