Saturday 16 December 2017

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Hebron Past and Present

The city of Hebron is located in the southern portion of Judea, 30 km south of Jerusalem. It is mentioned many times in the Tanach from Avraham’s purchase of the Cave of the Patriarchs (Mearat Hamachpelah) to King David’s royal […]

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Israel’s First Secret Agent

 Isser Harel was born in 1912 in Vitebsk, Russia (now Belarus) to a large, wealthy family.

When he was 16, Isser began preparations to immigrate to

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Jews of the Caribbean

When the Jews were forced to flee Spain in 1492, over 50,000 Jews crossed the border into Portugal where they thought they would


Yemenite Jews

The Yemenite Jews have a unique history that distinguish them from Jews in other countries in the Arab world. According to Yemenite tradition, a

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Galicia of the 19th Century

Jewish communities have existed in the territory of Galicia (Ukraine) since the tenth century and developed many of the most distinctive modern Jewish theological

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The Prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel was a prophet in the time of the first Jewish Temple. He wrote the Book of Ezekiel describing the first exile to

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Kibbutz – Past and Present

A kibbutz, which literally means "gathering", is a collective community  in  Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture . Today, farming has been

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The Jews of Thessalonika (Salonica) in Greece

One of the most important Jewish communities in pre-World War II Greece was the city of Thessaloniki. In 1453, the Ottoman Turks  captured Constantinople,

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The Gilboa Iris Blooms for Readers

I first met Zahava D. Englard in the bank. My sister-in-law, Miriam, introduced her as “This is Zahava, she just got her first book published.” I was

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Meet the Author of the Gilboa Iris – Zahava Englard

Author of the Gilboa Iris, Zahava Englard, was interviewed by Jill Paterson on the perfectblog website. PP: The Gilboa Iris is your first sojourn into fiction. Please

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