Monday 22 September 2014

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Jewish Charleston

The colony of South Carolina was originally governed under an elaborate charter drawn up in 1669 by the English philosopher John Locke. This charter granted liberty of conscience to all settlers, expressly mentioning “Jews, heathens, and dissenters.” The first official […]

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No Fast Balls on the Fast Day

Sanford "Sandy" Koufax, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, was referred to as the "man with the golden arm." He established one record

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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

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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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The Romanian Holocaust

Romania is a country on the Black Sea which shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the

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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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Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Between 1939 and 1945, the Nazis murdered 1.2 million Jewish children as part of the "Final Solution." Although children were not specifically targeted because

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The Ninth of Av

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Customs of Mourning during the Nine Days

In the City of Yerushalayim during the Roman era, there were three very wealthy men. Their names were Nakdimon ben Gurion, Ben Kalba Savua and Ben Tzitzis

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The Danish Resistance in WWII

 At the beginning of World War II, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway declared their neutrality. The governments thought that by

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