The Maghain Aboth Synagogue

The Maghain Aboth Synagogue is a synagogue in Singapore. It is the oldest Jewish synagogue in Southeast Asia. Till today, there are still several Jewish buildings standing within its vicinity. Descendants of some of Singapore’s earliest Jewish settlers are still living and doing business in Singapore. In 1841, three Jews […]

80 Years Ago Today: Kristallnacht night of terror, November 9-10, 1938

80 Years Ago Today: Kristallnacht night of terror, November 9-10, 1938, German mobs destroyed many vestiges of Jewish presence. A total of 1,350 Jewish synagogues were burnt to the ground or destroyed; 91 Jews were killed; 30,000 Jews were thrown into concentration camps; 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed; and thousands […]

Meet Hannah Senesh.

Meet Hannah Senesh. A Jew, a feminist, a paratrooper, and above all else, an individual whose story exemplifies bravery & courage. In 1944, Senesh parachuted into Yugoslavia as part of a group of paratroopers whose mission was to rescue Hungarian Jews about to be deported to Auschwitz. As she crossed […]

Sholom Aleichem

SPOTTED: Street Sign in New York City – Sholom Aleichem is a Yiddish writer and also a greeting, Shalom Aleichem: Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם‎ shālôm ʻalêḵem; Yiddish: שלום־עליכם‎ sholem aleykhem) is a greeting version in Hebrew, meaning “peace be upon you”. The appropriate response is “aleikhem shalom”, “upon you be peace”. […]

Israel’s national anthem “Hatikvah” was played for the first time in the United Arab Emirates

Israel’s national anthem “Hatikvah” was played for the first time in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday after judoka Sagi Muki defeated Matthias Casse of Belgium in the Judo Grand Competition in Abu Dhabi to win the gold medal. Miri Regev, who was visibly emotional during the ceremony, wrote on […]

Pittsburgh authorities have released the names of those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday

Pittsburgh authorities have released the names of those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday: Joyce Feinburg, 75, of Oakland Richard Godfried, 65, of Ross Township Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill Jerry Robinowitz, 66, of Edgewood Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill […]