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The exhibit "Runaway Husbands, Desperate Families: The Story of the National Desertion Bureau," showcased at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, delves into the lives of early 20th-century Jewish immigrants in the U.S., highlighting stories of abandonment by husbands and the efforts to track them down.
"The Forbidden Daughter" by Zipora Klein Jakob is a fictionalized Holocaust biography that delves into the multi-generational impact of trauma and loss, rather than focusing solely on the Holocaust itself.
"Freud's Last Session" is a film that portrays a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, exploring their contrasting views on religion amidst the backdrop of World War II.
The article challenges the notion that Palestinians don't deserve peace because of past events, arguing that ignoring Palestinian history and suffering does not contribute to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Peggy Guggenheim, renowned art collector, led a fascinating life from socialite to bohemian before solidifying her legacy in Venice.
The video explores the history of Judaism in Scandinavia from 1682 to the present day, covering topics such as early contact, Jewish immigration to Denmark and Sweden, the Dano-Jewish Golden Age, resistance efforts in Norway during World War II, and the current Jewish communities in the Nordic countries.
Claudia Sheinbaum's family history reveals a previously unknown migration trajectory during World War II.
Claudia Sheinbaum, la primera mujer presidenta de México, ha mantenido en secreto gran parte de su historia familiar judía.
Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's first female and Jewish president, has been inaccurately portraying her family's Holocaust survival story, claiming her mother was born in Mexico when records show she was born in Bulgaria and survived the Holocaust.
Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's first female and Jewish president, has been inaccurately portraying her family's Holocaust survival story.
Chaim Saiman, a renowned scholar of Jewish law, delves into the fundamental basis of Jewish law, known as halakhah, which is rooted in the revelation of the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai.
Renowned author Joan Nathan discusses her latest book "My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories," focusing on her long career bringing Jewish cooking to homes worldwide through TV shows and cookbooks.
Israel Bak, a lesser-known figure compared to his contemporaries like Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, played a crucial role in the 19th-century printing and publishing industry in Palestine.
The article discusses the importance of acknowledging both the positive and negative aspects of Jewish history without whitewashing or sugarcoating, emphasizing that recognizing flaws of Jewish founders in Hollywood like racism and discrimination does not equate to antisemitism.
The Gateway Jewish Museum in Livingstone, Zambia, provides insights into the rich Jewish history of the country, where Jews, though a small community, had significant influence in commercial business, politics, and other aspects of Zambian life.
This video delves into four lesser-known Mossad missions, including assassinations, rescues, and ingenious strategies, showcasing the agency's relentless pursuit of justice and security for Israel and the Jewish people.
The text discusses the intriguing phenomenon of self-hating Jews, noting that even Jews can hold antisemitic views.
In the 1940s, amid World War II, the Yiddish Scientific Institute (YIVO) in New York planned a Museum of the Homes of the Past to depict prewar Jewish life in Eastern Europe, but the project was eventually abandoned.
The text discusses the concept of whether we are currently living in messianic times, examining various perspectives and historical examples.
The article criticizes the politicization of victims of sexual assault, highlighting a Times piece that skewed the truth for a specific agenda regarding incidents of rape at Nova festival, Route 232, and Kibbutz Reim.
This text recounts a group of tourists, including some Jewish people, reciting the Kaddish prayer for Bella Terner, a Polish Jewish woman who settled in Cuba in the 1930s and was buried there.
The text explores the theme of broken dolls as a metaphor for personal and societal struggles, focusing on the history of doll hospitals founded by Jewish immigrants in the US at the turn of the 20th century and in modern times.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas is framed as a larger battle representing the Muslim Brotherhood versus the Western world, with Israel positioned on the side of the West.
The article discusses a celebration of the 120th anniversary of British choreographer Frederick Ashton, known for his significant contributions to the Royal Ballet and his distinctive English style of ballet.
Samuel G. Freedman, a Professor of Journalism at Columbia, delves into the topic of Jewish infighting, division, and unity in a 2020 discussion featured on the 18Forty Podcast.

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