Posts Tagged ‘World War I’

Sarah Aaronsohn

Sarah Aaronsohn Dies

October 9, 1917 Sarah Aaronsohn dies four days after shooting herself in an effort to avoid further torture and interrogation from the Turkish authorities. Aaronsohn was born in 1890 in Zichron Yaakov. In 1914 she married and moved with her husband to Constantinople. Her marriage would end after one year and in 1915, Sarah returned…

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Telegram from Henry Morgenthau on Aug. 31, 1914

Henry Morgenthau Pleads for Aid to Jews in Palestine

October 6, 1914 Responding to a plea from Henry Morgenthau the United States Ambassador to Turkey, American Jewish leaders led by Louis Marshall and Jacob Schiff quickly raise $50,000 in aid for the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. The money would arrive in Jaffa on October 6 in the form of gold and…

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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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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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a boy sits at a Holocaust memorial in reflection to represent the reflection that goes on during Tishrei and the goal to never forget the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust

Essay: Remember The 6 Million

We are in the holy month of Tishrei. It includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. On Rosh Hashanah, HaShem (God) writes in the Book of Life for the coming year: Who should live? Who should die? Who by fire? Who by water? Who by hunger? Yom Kippur is the holiest holiday on the Jewish…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle story on Windsor Jews

Looking Back At The Detroit-Windsor Connection

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Many Michigan citizens have connections to Canada, including members of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jewish community. Thousands upon thousands of immigrants to Michigan over the past three centuries have come to the state after spending some years in Canada. For one example, as of the 2016…

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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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