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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 be safe. Unfortunately in 1496 the King of Portugal forced all the Jews over 21 to be […]

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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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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 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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Shmuel HaNagid

 Samuel ibn Naghrillah also known as Shmuel HaNagid (993 - 1056), was a Talmudic scholar, grammarian, philologist, soldier, politician, patron of the arts, and an influential

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Chiune Sugihara a Righteous Among the Nations

Chiune Sugihara (1900 – 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War

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The Jews of Suriname

The Republic of Suriname – formerly known as Dutch Guiana – is a tropical country situated on the northern coast of South America, just above Brazil.  Suriname

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The Jewish Brigade in World War II

During World War II when the news of the Jewish destruction in Europe reached Palestine, the young Jews of Israel felt that they must

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The Unknown Zionists of the Early Nineteenth Century

According to most Israeli textbooks the first Aliyah to Palestine began in 1881 with the Secular Zionists who came from Russia and Eastern Europe

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