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Israeli Spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ Heads for the Moon Today!

🚀🇮🇱🌝 HISTORIC: Israeli spacecraft named ‘Beresheet’, which is Hebrew for Genesis, will be Israel’s first mission to the moon! The unmanned spacecraft is loaded with a time capsule that gives a glimpse into Israeli life past and present. Some of the items in the capsule include: a Holocaust survivor’s story, […]

Happy 100th Birthday Lena Goldstein

Lena Goldstein was a 20-year-old student when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Confined to the Warsaw Ghetto, where 400,000-plus Jews were forced to live, by early 1943 she was one of just 35,000 still alive. Last week, Lena celebrated her 100th birthday in Sydney Australia. #MazalTov Source: World […]

Yaakov Weksler: At 35 He Discovered He is Jewish, Today He Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah

Last week, Yaakov Weksler (b. 1943) had his Bar Mitzvah in the Yad Vashem Synagogue. A former Polish Catholic priest, Yaakov (formerly Romuald Waszkinel) discovered at age 35 that he was in fact the son of Jews killed in the Holocaust. In the hopes of saving their infant son’s life, […]

Meet Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz) is an iconic American fashion designer, philanthropist and best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. Lauren was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 14, 1939, to Frieda and Frank Lifshitz. His parents were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Pinsk, […]

“From space, Israel looks just like it is: very small and very beautiful” – Ilan Ramon

“From space, Israel looks just like it is: very small and very beautiful” – Ilan Ramon 16 years ago, February 1st 2003, we lost Col. Ilan Ramon, an Israeli Air Force fighter pilot & Israel’s 1st astronaut for NASA. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal […]

“My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I am a Jew.” Daniel Pearl’s final words 17 years ago, February 1, 2002.

#WeRemember “My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I am a Jew.” Daniel Pearl’s final words 17 years ago, February 1, 2002. The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal reporter with American and Israeli citizenship who was kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists and murdered in Pakistan […]