Koufax is fondly remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. He famously decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.

Sandy Koufax born Sanford Braun on December 30, 1935 is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher. He pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. […]

Check out these amazing Humans, first they helped in Texas, then Florida and now Puerto Rico.

Representing WIZO Florida, Goldy Retchkiman and Fuente Latina’s Gloria Garces headed to Puerto Rico today with a camera crew from Telemundoand the Mayor of Miami Beach. They arrived with tons of aid and essentials to assist the victims and survivors together with Chabad of Puerto Rico. Their goal is to […]

“My mother was a traditional Jew,” said Natasha. “She’d fast on Yom Kippur, wouldn’t allow bread into our home on Passover, and would pray often.”

But as a young girl, tradition didn’t interest me. I loved music and dreamt of being a famous singer. I wanted to be part of the Soviet cultural scene. My mother tried discouraging me from leaving my roots behind, but I was determined.” “My dream became a reality, singing and […]

The Great Synagogue of Florence is one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe, situated in Florence, in Italy.

The synagogue of Florence was built between 1874 and 1882. During World War II Nazis soldiers occupied the synagogue and they used that as a storehouse. In August 1944 retreating German troops worked with Italian Fascists to lay explosives to destroy the synagogue. However, Italian resistance fighters managed to defuse […]

Billionaire Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, and his wife Susan promised on Friday to give $36 million to assist in the efforts of rebuilding the city he grew up in.

Michael Dell was born in 1965 in Houston, to a Jewish family whose surname reflects the translation into English of the original German/Yiddish Thal (“valley” or “dale) modern common-noun spelling Tal) upon the family’s immigration to the United States. Charity is nothing new to the Dell family. In 2014, they […]

120 Years Ago Today: The First Zionist Congress Meets in Basel.

On August 29, 1897, the First Zionist Congress, called together by Theodor Herzl, was held in Basel, Switzerland. The Zionist Organization (ZO – later renamed the World Zionist Organization) was thus formed. Theodor Herzl, the visionary behind modern Zionism, was elected the ZO’s first president and the Basel Program, a […]