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Who Knew? Simon, Garfunkel and Sandy

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Gerry Wine

The conversation went something like this: Gerry Wine: "Hi C...
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Why Aren't I 'Jewish Enough'?

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ITIM Helps Meet Jewish Needs in the 21st Century Rabbi Seth ...
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One Hundred Years Ingrained

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Celebrating 100 years of toil in the soil… Ein Harod century...
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Tell me a (Jewish) Story

carol-novis Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Who doesn't remember the childhood joys of digging into the ...
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Symphony of Sounds

Sunset Raanana, 4th floor looking West


Almost three years ago we left Portland, Oregon, and moved i...
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My Experiences From the First March of the Living, 1988

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The very first March of The Living was due to be held in 198...
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Moysian Fits - Bridge

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Moysian fits (named for Alphonse "Sonny" Moyse) are simply 4...
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Neighborhood Artist

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Author with painting donated by Alexander for the author’s building.


I was surprised to see paintings of ships on the walls of an...
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Standing Up to Evil - Book Review

Lutz Carl Lutz, Swiss Consul in Budapest, a “Righteous among the Nations”, in front of the Danube and the Parliament building

Hanzi and Joel Brand, members of the Aid and Rescue Committee in Budapest


Peretz’ visit to the American JOINT Children’s home, Budapest, 1948

Members of the Aid and rescue Committee: Left to right: Peretz Révész, Hanzi Brand, Rudolf Israel Kasztner, Nathan Komoly and Zvi Goldfarb, 1942

Occupation of Budapest by the conquering Russian Army, January 1945 Photo by Peretz Révész

Children’s home in Pécs, Hungary, 1945

Standing up to Evil: A Zionist's Underground Rescue Activiti...
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Corona and Couples

couples-in-corona Illustration: Liora Blum

As a couple therapist for over 40 years, I was not surprised...
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Legalities of Property Leasing

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What happens when a tenant breaches the lease but refuses to...
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Carole Rosenblatt: Yamit to Beer Sheva

3.1 Carole Rosenblatt with four of her great-grandchildren


Carole Rosenblatt with Amin in her restaurant Yamit

Photos Courtesy Carole and David Rosenblatt "I didn't leave ...
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Push the Tomato into the Bull!

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For many years, I served as a senior examiner for the nation...
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Technion Creates Chinese University

Technion Aerial view of the GTIIT campus in Shantou, China
Li Ka-shing blowing the shofar at the inauguration ceremony of GTIIT

The Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology campus in Shantou, China

Li Ka-shing with students of GTIIT in Shantou

Artistic performance at the inauguration ceremony of GTIIT in Shantou, China


The story behind a large donation  Photos: Technio...
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Scientific Instruments Through the Eyes of Swedish Donor

Madatech-buildin_20200904-092331_1 MadaTech building. Credit: MadaTech
A British sextant used for navigation Credit:Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

Early telescopes in a display cabinet in the View of Science room (Credit: Eyal Amir/ MadaTech)

Swedish donor Harry Pommert (left) and his wife Eva with MadaTech officials at the opening ceremony in 2013 (Credit: Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

A remarkable collection of scientific antique instruments at...
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Be Cautious - but Don’t be Afraid

assuta-ashdod-2 Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital ... serves the needs of 500,000 residents (Photo: Eyal Toueg)
Dr. Debra Gershov West ... on the front line

Cast your mind back to life BC – Before Coronavirus - when w...
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History Repeats Itself

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Sam and Fanny Lipshitz ... he succumbed to the Spanish Flu

With the current coronavirus world pandemic, many info email...
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Award for Naomi Stuchiner

Stuchiner Awarrd winner Naomi Stuchiner
Social distancing at a simchah …. Naomi and Tuvia Stuchiner at the recent wedding of their granddaughter, Noa​

Beit Issie Shapiro ... challenging time dealing with the pandemic

This year, Naomi Stuchiner, the founder of Beit Issie Shapir...
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Around The World in 79 Days

vietnam A big hand ... the Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam
Shlomo feeds a wallaby in Brisbane

Graffiti on a water cistern at Tauranga, New Zealand


Monkey Forest near Ubud in Bali

Gorge-ous ... Taroko Gorge near Hualien, Taiwan

Samurai fight at the Samurai Museum, Tokyo, Japan

I always dreamt of repeating the feat of Phileas Fogg in Jul...
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Nurse Paid the Ultimate Price

Alice3 Alice Wolowitz (second left) with her father, Hershel, in front of his dry goods store
The cover of John Barry’s book The Great Influenza

Alice Wolowitz

Alice’s brother Norman Wall (left) and his nephew Melvin Wall

Alice Wolowitz’s final resting place

A granite bench in Kehilat Israel cemetery dedicated to Alice’s memory

Photos and research: Jay Wall For millions of Americans, the...
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