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Does it Really Sound Better in Yiddish?

“Well, It sounds better in Yiddish” is the old age excuse for failed humor – but what about some all-time music classics? Can they possibly sound better in Yiddish? We picked up some good examples, for you to judge!   The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night Justin Bieber – Love yourself Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah […]

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New reviews about the exhibition “Capturing History: The Photography of Chim”

‘Capturing History: The Photography of Chim’ Review: The Past Made Personal / by William Meyers, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2017 ‘Capturing History: The Photography of Chim” is part of Magnum Photo’s 70th-anniversary celebration. In 1947, David “Chim” Seymour, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger founded the cooperative agency; great photojournalists, they wanted independence […]

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“LIDERAZGO REVOLUCIONARIO: FORTALEZA PERSONAL, TENACIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD” – CONFERENCIA MUNDIAL ANUAL DEL FÓRUM JERUSALÉN

“Liderazgo Revolucionario: Fortaleza Personal, Tenacidad de la Comunidad”, es una conferencia anual realizada por el Fórum Jerusalén (del cual Beit Hatfutsot es miembro), destinada a destacar la vida de varios héroes de la comunidad judía etíope. A través de sus historias de vida, se expone el coraje y la determinación de sus miembros al emprender […]

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CONMEMORANDO EL 22° ANIVERSARIO DE “MI HISTORIA FAMILIAR” en memoria de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf Z”L

El Concurso Internacional del Acervo Judío: 155 instituciones; 28 países; 20.000 jóvenes judíos. Mi Historia Familiar en memoria de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf Z”L El programa “Mi Historia Familiar”, que festeja su 22° aniversario, es un viaje pleno de diversión, significativo y muy personal. Es una jornada hacia el pasado, global y multigeneracional, que investiga el acervo […]

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Bastille Day: Jewish France in Light and Shadow

Concerning both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, at the center of major historical developments, the Jewish history of France is as diverse as the French nation. It spans from the enlightened to the cruel, from the progressive to the tragic. Here are some defining moments in French-Jewish history. Happy Bastille Day to all! 1. ‎1040-1105 – […]

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A Visit From Djerba

Last week we were honored to host three teachers from the “Torah VeChinuch” Jewish school in the island of Djerba, Tunisia. Visits from Tunisia are quite scarce, especially since 2012, when the relationship between Israel and Tunisia deteriorated following the events of the “Arab Spring” in several countries. Sarit Hadad, Anael Hadad and Batia Ahuh […]

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Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Beit Hatfutsot

Contact: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team [email protected] Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 202.215.9260 Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People Pivotal grant enables the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot to begin final phase of $100 million overhaul A $5 million gift from Taube Philanthropies […]

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4th of July! The Most Historical Early Synagogues in the United States

The Most Historical Early Synagogues in the United States The United States is by far the most important Jewish diaspora of modern times.  The great immigration from Eastern Europe in the late 19th century was in retrospect critical to the survival of the Jewish people. Nicknaming their new country “The Golden Medina”, Jews flourished in […]