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Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh Dies

November 7, 1944 Hannah Senesh (Szenes) the poet and Haganah fighter who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe to rescue Jews was executed by a Hungarian firing squad in a Budapest prison courtyard. Senesh, who had been born in Hungary in 1921 into an assimilated Jewish family, was drawn to Zionism by the climate of anti-Semitism that…

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Amir Gilboa

Amir Gilboa Is Born

September 25, 1917 Amir Gilboa, one of Israel’s leading poets, is born in the Ukraine. Gilboa, born Berl Feldmann, made aliya in 1937 with a group of 40 others. He served in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade during World War II and saw action in North Africa and later fought in the Israeli War for…

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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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Rahel Bluwstein

Rachel Bluwstein Is Born

September 20, 1890 Rahel Bluwstein is born in Russia. At age 15, she began writing poetry and made aliyah in 1909, settling first in Rehovot and then at the training farm at Kinneret. After studying agriculture in France, she settled at the Kibbutz Degania in 1919. Bluwstein is considered the “founding mother” of modern Hebrew…

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The Jewish News Rosh Hashanah shofar issue from 1944.

Looking Back At Rosh Hashanah

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archives of Jewish Detroit History With Rosh Hashanah just days away, I thought I would do a bit of research into the Davidson Digital Archives to see how the holiday was covered over the years by the JN and the Jewish Chronicle. The answer is that there was a…

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