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Only at the gates of Auschwitz did ‘vivacious brunette’ Hedwig Bernhard let go of the gift she received from Rainer Maria Rilke…
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Leifheit bat Asher owned a copy of the oldest printed Jewish prayer book. Was she also called to the Torah?
Rare photos reveal how IDF soldiers managed to fulfill the commandment to “sit in the sukkah”, even as war raged in the north and south
The only mentions of a sukkah in the Cairo Genizah refer to communal sukkot in synagogue courtyards. A fact that caused quite a bit of trouble.
What are the strange biblical origins of the term “scapegoat”? And what does it have to do with the Jewish Day of Atonement?
A glimpse at the Jewish year across time and space
Border smuggling, dancing, and prayer – What did Breslov Hasidim do when war made their annual trip to Uman a true matter of life and death?
Judaism, Land of Israel
About a year after the renowned scholar’s Talmud set finally found its way home, his Mishna has too…
Did a mysterious little creature, the enigmatic “Shamir”, really help build the First Temple?
Did an Orthodox girls’ movement and its legendary founder revive an ancient and obscure holiday in the forests of Poland?
Kabbalistic literature looked for ancient symbols through which it could express its daring innovations. It found such a symbol in the Menorah…
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