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Even on Yom Kippur, German Jews in the 19th century were ready to sacrifice themselves for their homeland
Walther Rathenau, one of Germany’s wealthiest and most powerful men, was gunned down by radicals in 1922 and mourned by millions. A moving and timeless letter from his mother was read at the murderer’s trial.
A decorated German soldier in World War I, Richard Stern opposed Nazism from within. After fleeing, he joined the US Army at age 43, and soon became a hero there, as well…
Join us for a Hanukkah video journey across cultures and time, featuring treasures from the National Library of Israel!
Only at the gates of Auschwitz did ‘vivacious brunette’ Hedwig Bernhard let go of the gift she received from Rainer Maria Rilke…
Land of Israel
About a year after the renowned scholar’s Talmud set finally found its way home, his Mishna has too…
Freud himself refrained from publicly psychoanalyzing the despot. Dr. W. Beran Wolfe didn’t…
In 1939, sickening accounts of impending genocide appeared on the same pages as cruise and resort promos
The renowned Kabbalah scholar’s brother chose a very different path, at one point leading the German Communist Party
From a very young age, Bracha Avigad’s roots connected her to the Land of Israel and its flora
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