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Dalí and Judaism – A Mysterious Relationship

There is an open debate regarding Salvador Dali’s attitude towards Jews. Due to his initial sympathy to Hitler and his decision to live in Franco’s Spain. But in 1968, Dalí published a 25 print edition, in 250 copies, paid by the Shorewood Publishing and Israel Bonds to celebrate Israel’s 20th anniversary. Works that eventually extended […]

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The Great Speeches: “The Perils of Indifference”, Elie Wiesel

“Fifty-four years ago to the day, a young Jewish boy from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains woke up, not far from Goethe’s beloved Weimar, in a place of eternal infamy called Buchenwald.” These were the opening words of “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel – a holocaust survivor, author, philosopher and intellectual. […]

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The Story of Gaby Aghion – Founder of Chloé Fashion House

Jewish success in the fashion industry is well documented – from generations of textile traders to modern day fashion icons like Donna Karran, Ralph Lauren and Isaac Mizrahi. But the story of Gabrielle Hanoka is somewhat different. The Parisian fashion legend out of Jewish Egypt. She was born in Alexandria and commerce was never foreign […]

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Czech Torahs and the Quiet Resistance of the Central Jewish Museum of Prague

By Rachel Druck Simchat Torah is a holiday that celebrates the Torah and the Jewish people’s continuous connection to it. In honor of the holiday, below is the story of over 1,000 Torah scrolls that were saved from destruction. Walking through the new Synagogue Hall at Beit Hatfutsot, it is clear that while Jews throughout the world may […]

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Your Incomplete Sukkot Rough Guide

From the Thanksgiving connection, through your psychological analysis, recycling and how all of this has to do with Iraq – Here are Five less-known facts about the third Holiday of the Jewish calendar. The Iraqi-American connection In pre-independence North American colonies Jews would follow an old Iraqi custom of preparing fashioned birds out of hollow […]

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Six countries you would not believe had a Jewish Prime Minister

Jewish involvement in politics is well documented – and Jews have risen to the Prime-Ministerial rank in several prominent nations with significant communities.These include France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine (currently) and Hungary. But here are somewhat more surprising cases: Jews who became leaders of small nations. Some of which are very small communities.   Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics […]