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Yemenite Heritage House

The address could not be more appropriate—the intersection of Shlomo HaMelech and Shalom Shabazi Streets in Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel. That is the location of the Yemenite Jewish Heritage House, ...
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Swedish Museum Won’t Return Painting

Blumengarten (Utenwarf) by Emil Nolde More than 10 years have passed since the Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets took place in Washington in December 1998. The 44 nations who signed ...
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Jews Living in Islamic Lands

Dr. Robert Satloff, André Aciman, Lucette Lagnado, and Reza Aslan An enticing and provocative program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage brought together some well-known authors on the issue ...
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Florida's Jewish History

When a Jew turns 65, he/she must move to Florida—it’s the law. (It’s not really the law.) There are approximately 750,000 Jews living in Florida today. In fact, it ...
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The Historic Synagogues of Turkey

Karaite Synagogue, Istanbul Houses of Jewish worship, large and small, monumental and humble, once dotted nearly every city and town in the vast and powerful Ottoman Empire and its ...
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Celebrating the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah It is customary to sound the shofar and blow trumpets at the coronation of a king. Similarly, on Rosh Hashanah, we crown G-d. The shofar represents a ...
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The History of American Jews

Jews who fought for both the North and the South took time to celebrate Passover during the Civil War There may be those who think that almost all the ...
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Presidential Firsts

George Washington was the first president to write to a synagogue. In 1790 he addressed separate letters to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI; to Mikveh Israel Congregation in ...