Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775
There were delighted exclamations of recognition and nostalgia, as visitors to a recent preview event began exploring the National Museum of America Jewish History's delicious "Forshpeis!" exhibit. And let's not forget that "Forshpeis" translates from Yiddish to "appetizer," which is precisely what the museum is offering. Of the 10,000 artifacts that comprise the Peter H. Schweitzer collection, the museum is...
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Although it may have been years since they last got a chance to slide into their old military gear, Jewish veterans of World War II donned various pieces of their uniforms to participate in a recent event marking the 62nd anniversary of D-Day on June 6. The ceremony, called "The Finest Hour: World War II and the Jews Who Fought...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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Hadassah Lieberman has never been able to forget her mother's nighttime screams. She recalled sensing - well before her parents ever talked to her about their experiences - that they had undergone some terrifying ordeals. Lieberman, 58 - wife of Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the onetime 2000 vice presidential and 2004 presidential candidate - said that as she grew...
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Ben Franklin … Jewish? What did he use to discover electricity - Yiddish kite? "Well, he might have been Jewish. I've heard that his actual name was Moshe Ben Franklin," joshes Josh Kornbluth, Jewish himself and Franklin's avuncular avatar on stage. Early to bed, early to rise - you still won't be able to put one over on this mirthful...
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