Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

A HAGANA MEMBER STANDING ON GUARD NEAR THE TRUMPELDOR MEMORIAL AT TEL HAI.

Joseph Trumpeldor Is Born

November 21, 1880 Joseph Trumpeldor is born in Pyatigorsk, Russia, where collective communal life grew in popularity. He combined his interest in Zionism with the establishment of agricultural collectives in the Land of Israel. Drafted into the Russian Army in 1902, he fought in the Russo-Japanese War. Despite losing his left arm, he went back…

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Hovevei Zion delegates attend their first conference Nov. 6, 1884, in Katowice. All of them sit in rows for the picture.

First Gathering of the Hovevei Zion Takes Place

November 6, 1884 Delegates convened in Katowice — presently southern Poland — for the first ever gathering of the Hovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) movement. Beginning in Russia and Romania, Hovevei Zion spread rapidly and gained adherents who would eventually form the nucleus of the modern Zionist movement. Important early members included Chaim Weizmann, Ahad…

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Jonathan H. Schwartz, pictured in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located in Moscow’s famous Red Square.

From Russia, With Love

Jonathan Schwartz Special to the Jewish News Jonathan Schwartz’s surprise trip fortified his appreciation of Jewish law and informed his worldview. In early 2018, I received an invitation from Professor Howard Lupovitch, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, and U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn to attend the Jewish…

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What Will Pulling Out Of The Iran Deal Do For Israel?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. The U.S. just pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will this be good or bad…

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Two Views On Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

There are two ways to view the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a six-party agreement of the five permanent U.N. Security Council powers and Iran, on preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons for at least 10 years.  The agreement itself was termed “interim” when negotiated in…

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Decision ‘Misguided’ – JCPOA

There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. The reality is clear. The JCPOA…

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