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How Else Lasker-Schüler ventured into her own alternate universe in downtown Jerusalem…
The Vienna-born Israeli historian Walter Grab was among the few to venture across the academic Iron Curtain in pursuit of his research…This is the story of his unique relationship with East German scholar Heinrich Scheel
When Jewish and Arab teams faced off against footballers from the Royal Air Force…
Manuscripts belonging to Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines, one of the founding fathers of religious Zionism, have been donated to the National Library
Israel’s first Prime Minister reveals: I do not envy soldiers who pray. A unique glimpse into David Ben-Gurion’s inner philosophy
Ya’acov Ben-Dov is considered the founder of silent cinema in Israel. This is the story of the few remaining segments of his legendary first film, Judea Liberated.
These photographs document the powerful earthquake that led to hundreds of deaths in 1927.
What did Jews eat on Chanukah throughout the generations? When did the sufgania come along? And what were latkes made of before potatoes reached Europe in the 16th century?
Four Hebrew letters – Nun, Gimel, Hei, and Pei – tell the story of our people. But did you know that the dreidel was not originally a Jewish custom?
Andre Hajdu, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking composers in Israeli history, a recipient of the Israel Prize, was not popular with everyone…
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