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Celebrating Hanukkah Around the World

Photo Collection from BH Open Databases: Celebrating Hanukkah Explore a century of Hanukkah celebrations by viewing photos from around the globe. Click the image and enjoy the light  

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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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Sandy Koufax, Yom Kippur and all that

A Sporting Symbol of Multiculturalism The four-time Cy Young Award winner who sat out game 1 of the 1965 World Series due to Yom Kippur and later pitched two complete-game shoutouts to secure the title for the LA Dodgers With the baseball post season overlapping the Jewish High Holidays it is always a pleasure to […]

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The Refugee Doctor Who Inspired the Paralympics

How Ludwig Guttmann fled from twisted Nazi race theories to restore hope and self-belief in people with disabilities Treating many war, Guttmann fundamentally disagreed with the commonly held medical view on a paraplegic patient’s future. Thanks to him, a small Archery event for disabled athletes turned to 4,300 athletes from 161 nations competing at the Rio Paralympic Games Ludwig Guttmann fled […]

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Back To School

People of The Book It’s September and school is back. Few things bond Jewish communities throughout centuries and diasporas more than the bond of learning and commitment to education. Here are some school related images from our collection at the Beit Hatfutsot open databases   1. Pupils in a religious school, Israel, 1950’s   2. Jewish […]