Posts Tagged ‘War of Independence’

Love & War: An Alex and Eliza Story

Book Chat – “Love & War”

I have never been a big fan of historical fiction, but I am a big fan of “Hamilton.” So, that fascination led me to Alex & Eliza (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017) by Melissa De La Cruz. When I heard that a second book was coming out this spring, I knew I had to read it.…

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A 9-year-old Rachel on April 21,1948, at what later became known as Gan Ha’atzmaut — Independence Park

A Moment In History For The State of Israel

[similar id=45408 type=all] It was the evening of the 29th of November 1947. I was then an 8-year-old child who was aware that something very important was about to happen. Only in the coming years did I realize the full significance of the event. Almost all the neighbors in the house on 97 Herzl St.,…

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Battles recalled: Aryeh Shachar, a company commander in Operation Nachshon, is interviewed by Ofer Regev for Toldot Yisrael. Courtesy of Toldot Yisrael

Seven Decades Later, Unsung ’48 Heroes Are Heard

By Gary Rosenblatt Jewish Week/Times of Israel New oral history project describes key roles of American Jews in Israel’s founding. Soon after the end of World War II, Zimel Resnick, a Russian Jewish immigrant operating an amusement park in New Jersey, was contacted by a good friend in Palestine. Resnick was asked to help raise…

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1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. 1 of the books about the 1948 War of Independence.

Israel@70 – 1948 War of Independence

Two books give insight. [similar id=45408 type=all] May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel and many commemorations and celebrations have taken place in Israel and around the world. Indeed, there is a lot to celebrate, but it is good to remember that Israel was only secured after…

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