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When Golda met Barbra

Barbara Streisand and Golda Meir were two of the world’s most famous women in the 1970’s. As Streisand launched her block-buster career, Meir was the third woman in history to become a leader of a democratic country (and the first such leader not to be related to a previous male leader of the country). Despite […]

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When Israel celebrated 12

Got to see these! Horses, flags, fireworks and female soldiers. When Israel celebrated 12 Israel is 69 this week, proud, successful and beautiful – but  not that young! In fact more than 2/3 of the United Nations member are younger sovereign states. This is a good time to remember it’s glorious teens, with stunning photos […]

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Harvey M. Krueger Z”L

Beit Hatfutsot mourns the passing of Harvey M. Krueger Honorary Fellow of Beit Hatfutsot and Past President of the American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, a devoted friend and benefactor of Beit Hatfutsot and an enthusiast supporter of the museum’s educational and cultural activities, especially in the field of genealogy and documenting family history. May Harvey’s memory […]

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Jewish Peoplehood Seminar – Toronto, February 2017

Over 800 educators, school professionals, and community leaders in Toronto came together for two days of groundbreaking professional development lead by Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People and the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The UJA’s Israel Engagement Committee and Beit Hatfutsot’s Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies crafted this special opportunity […]

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Run, Rabbit, Run

By: Yair Achituv & Rachel Druck Passover haggadahs, like the Passover seders themselves, have striven to engage readers as they recite and reenact the story of the birth of the Jewish people. While the haggadah text may remain constant, haggadah illustrations have been visual tools that have drawn in readers through the centuries. While the individual […]

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Jewish Languages Around the World

While Hebrew was the language of the Bible, it has been the main spoken language by Jews only for relatively short periods. Judaism was strongly influenced by Aramaic and local dialects based on local languages have served Jews for many centuries. Here are the most common Jewish Languages:  Judeo – Aramaic Jewish Aramaic was the […]

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Keep calm… the best Seder shirts on offer

No Passover is complete without your Seder-friendly t-shirt. Apparently, Moses told the Israelites: “Keep Calm – I’m Going to Split The Sea”. Here are some of the funniest Seder shirts we found.   Darth Seder        Looking for my other half       Matzo Pocket T-shirt        What happens at […]