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Spinoza – An Unlikely Jewish Hero

Spinoza Baruch Benedict (1632-1677) Last week was Spinoza’s 384th birthday. The story of this incredible thinker is part of our groundbreaking children-friendly “Heroes” exhibition Baruch Spinoza was a philosopher born into a Jewish Dutch family of Sephardi/Portuguese origin. He widely credited with laying the foundations for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern […]

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Embrace Ladino!

El Dia Internasional del Ladino – International Ladino Day El Dia Internasional del Ladino has been celebrated since 2013 Originally Proposed on Ladinokomunita, the largest online correspondence circle in Ladino, In 2013, it was endorsed by Yitzhak Navon, the fifth president of Israel and director of the National Authority for Ladino in Jerusalem. Originally spoken in […]

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Leonard Cohen’s 5 Great Jewish Moments

Leonard Cohen – His 5 Jewish Moments Leonard Cohen, The Jewish-Canadian poet-singer who died last week, was deeply influenced by his Jewish identity. Here are five beautiful Jewish moments in Cohen’s journey. 1. 1973: Leonard Cohen performed for Israeli troops during the Yom Kippur War. He said : “I’ve never disguised the fact that I’m Jewish and in any […]

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The Most Precious Jewish Manuscripts

Jews are often nicknamed “people of the book” – and accordingly some of the most ancient and treasured written materials in the world are Jewish. Here are some of the rarest and most important manuscripts to Judaism. 1. The Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of some 981 different texts discovered […]

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U.S.A. 2016 ELECTIONS

Voting in the Polls, Voting in the Pews: The Prayer for the Welfare of the Government Jewish communities express their connection to their governments By Rachel Druck On November 8, 2016 citizens of the United States of America will vote for their next president, as well as for a number of local and state representatives. […]