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The Yom Kippur War of 1973 was utter chaos. Armored corps soldiers who joined the battle in the Valley of Tears on the Golan Heights were not familiar with the terrain and couldn’t find a proper map to guide them, so they improvised…
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The story of how Gershom Scholem’s Talmud set finally found its way to the National Library of Israel
When cholera ran rampant, saving lives superseded all else
“Guide me in your truth and fulfill me from its delights”
How did we come to celebrate the New Year in the fall when in the Bible it was celebrated in the spring? And what is the origin of the first month’s peculiar name?
Photographer Myriam Tangi on her ground-breaking photographic essay, “Mehitza: Seen by Women”, which began in 2003 and spanned multiple continents
A look at the Kabbalistic significance of the Counting of the Omer, which culminates in the festival of Shavuot
Parents have probably been singing songs to their children since the dawn of history, but “Chad Gadya” – composed specifically to help children stay awake until the very end of the Passover Seder – may be the first song ever printed specially for children
The sages of Safed created amulets, the Jews of Italy wrote prayers and other Jews warned of less conventional plagues…
How does one drown out the name of the most hated, evil man in the Megillah? By making good use of a Christian folk tradition of course!
The “Moskowitz Mahzor” was created by one of the Middle Ages’ most important Jewish artists, Joel ben Simeon; It is now available to the public online
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