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Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew? On February 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus sent out a letter to the European world revealing for the first time his discovery of America. His finding was the first step into a new world, which would become the symbol of religious tolerance and freedom. The real identity […]

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A Moroccan hero to Jews

A Moroccan hero to Jews

 This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Casablanca,” which immortalized quiet acts of resistance against fascism at the murky crossroads that was wartime Morocco. The legendary scene at Rick’s Cafe where refugees, led by Paul Henreid, drown out Nazi officers by singing “La Marseillaise” became an instant inspiration to moviegoers as World […]

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Musrara Mix Festival 2017

Musrara Mix Festival 2017

  Musrara Mix The MusraraMix Festival is an international multidisciplinary event that takes place in the borderline neighborhood of Musrara, initiated and produced by the NaggarMultidisciplinary School of Art and Society, Musrara. The festival is a hub of artistic and social happenings, embodying the political and cultural essence of Jerusalem and Israel. Every year the […]

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17 events and festivals not to be missed this summer in Israel

17 events and festivals not to be missed this summer in Israel

From the Jerusalem Festival to the Maccabiah Games, the summer of 2017 in Israel is chockful of activities and festivals for all ages and interests.   Opera, jazz, puppetry, sports, crafts, books, avant-garde theater: All that and much more is planned as spring slides into summer in Israel. If you’re planning a visit between June […]

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Golem ! Jewish Museum of Paris

Golem ! Jewish Museum of Paris

The myth of artificial life – from homunculi and cyborgs to robots and androids – is the focus of an extensive thematic exhibition about the golem at the Jewish Museum of Paris. This most prominent of Jewish legendary figures has inspired generations of artists and writers to this day. The exhibition presents the golem from a […]

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SEVEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE JEWS OF BRAZIL

SEVEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE JEWS OF BRAZIL

When the 2016 Olympic Games open on Friday, August 5, the eyes of the world will be on Rio — the first South American city to host the quadrennial event. True, the build-up to the massive event — which will feature a record number of countries competing in a record number of sports — hasn’t been […]

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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF JEWS IN THE RHODESIAS

A BRIEF TIMELINE OF JEWS IN THE RHODESIAS

1880s – First Jews arrive in Zambia (then called Northern Rhodesia), fleeing religious persecution and as economic migrants. Some arrive from South Africa, having moved to the diamond and gold fields there, but leaving because of anti-Semitism. 1894 – First Ashkenazi Jews settle in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) and build their first community around a […]

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