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The man believed to be “Ivan the Terrible”, a notorious Nazi war criminal, was brought to Israel to face charges in 1986, but the affair ended in doubt and mystery
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A glimpse of the Letter of Apostasy (“Iggeret HaShmad”) sent by Maimonides as a message to Jews who were forced to convert to Islam and now wished to return to Judaism
The legendary movie star was enlisted to join a campaign raising awareness of the plight of Soviet Jewry during the Cold War era
How a women’s protest group made a difference by raising the cause of Soviet Jewish political prisoners during the Cold War
Several months after he was baptized, the poet Heinrich Heine wrote to his friend about the frustration, disappointment and remorse that this action had brought about.
Shloimy Alman’s collection of photographs of Jewish London from the 1970s survive as a unique record of a disappeared world.
Land of Israel
In honor of the Jewish New year, Adeena Sussman shares a new recipe inspired by a cookbook that helped new immigrants to the Land of Israel adjust to the local cuisine.
Sent 80 years ago, on the day World War II broke out, the greeting recently surfaced
Three years into their imprisonment in Africa, the exiles published a book documenting the detention from which they repeatedly tried to escape
The Jewish people have wandered the face of the globe, picking up various culinary traditions, rendering “Jewish food” into a wide and somewhat undefinable genre of cooking.
During the period of austerity which accompanied the early years of the State of Israel, the Hadassah organization fought to allow for the import of Bulgur to Israel from the United States.
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