Today is 6/13, there are 613 mitzvot in the Torah #DoAMitzvah #613
90 years ago today, Anne Frank was born. 77 years ago today, she received a blank diary for her 13th birthday.
William Rosenberg, born 103 years ago today on June 10, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, was an American Jewish entrepreneur who we thank for the yummy donuts and coffee we can buy at almost every corner. Yes, William is the founder of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise. William, who went by Bill, […]
Check out how the Israel Defense Forcestransports a Torah! Tomorrow night we begin the holiday of Shavuot which marks the day we received the #Torah. Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Holiday
This is Lieutenant Colonel Sam Sachs, a Jewish-American WWII veteran who survived the invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and helped liberate a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Born in North Dakota in 1915, Sachs served as a U.S. Army officer with the 325th Glider Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. On June 6, […]
Thank you Miriam L. Wallach for having me on your show! Click here for the complete interview as we discuss Humans of Judaism’s five-year anniversary.
Hi everyone, it’s Nikki 🙋🏻♀️ and this weekend will mark the 5 year anniversary for Humans of Judaism. Here is one of my own personal stories: Not sure if I have ever said this outloud before but the last day I saw my father (the day before he passed away) […]
On June 5, 1967, a war began between Israel and three neighboring countries, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, 52 years ago, became a defining moment for the young country. David Rubinger documented those crucial days. His images have become a symbol of Israel. Source: Government […]
The first lady of Israel, wife of President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin – ראובן רובי ריבלין has passed away at the age of 73. June 5, 1945, Nechama Rivlin was born on moshav Herut; her parents, Mendi and Drora Kayla Shulman, helped establish the community. Her mother, who had immigrated from […]
3 Jewish men arrived in Auschwitz on the same day and were tattooed 10 numbers apart. 73 years later they meet each other for the first time for the “Last Eyewitness Project”, a gathering of Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the younger generations. Source: History’s Cool Kids
View from the Western Wall Source: Avivit Pasternak Mikhli
🇺🇸 #memorialday Normandy’s largest WWII cemetery is home to 9,387 graves at Colleville-sur-Mer, 149 are marked as Jewish graves. Instead of crosses, these burial sites bear marble Stars of David ✡️ Source: @stenhankewitz — at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Who Knew! Did you know that iconic handbag designer Judith Leiber was a Holocaust survivor? Leiber (née Peto) was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1921 and became the first master craftswoman in the Hungarian Handbag Guild. During the war, the Peto family managed to obtain a Schutzpass (Swiss Pass), allowing […]
Perspective on a century-old synagogue… The beautiful Oslo synagogue was completed nearly 100 years ago and has been in continuous use since. #ShabbatShalom Source: Laura Ben-David/LBD Creative
Today in Jerusalem, Russian-Israeli WWII veterans marched to celebrate victory over the Nazis in World War II, 74 years ago. Source: Sharon Gabay – Photographer
In June 1967, Israeli paratroopers broke through Jerusalem in the 6-day-war ending decades of oppression against Jews in the Holy City. Here in this iconic photo, the three paratroopers who were photographed standing at the Western Wall are pictured together again 50 years later. This combination of pictures created on […]
Ain’t that the truth!
“This is me (on the right) and my very best friend Jael on the left! We met 4 years ago on exchange at Tel Aviv University! Jael lives in Amsterdam and I live in Toronto, Canada. One of our first immediate bonds was our extreme love for Israel and we […]
Holocaust survivors arrive at the Haifa Port, 1945. Source: Government Press Office
#AmYisraelChai ✡️ #YomHaShoah Source: Rubi Hammerschlag
A bell. A small silver bell that once adorned a Torah scroll in a shul in Nazi Germany. It was November 9 and 10th, 1938 which came to be known as Kristallnacht or Reichskristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass-for the shards of broken glass that littered […]
WATCH: Every year on #YomHaShoah, traffic in Israel comes to a complete standstill as drivers share a moment of silence for #HolocaustRemembranceDay.
Edward Mosberg was born in 1926 in Kraków, Poland. As a teenager, he and his family were forced into the Kraków ghetto. From there, Mosberg went to Platzów concentration camp and was later sent to the Mauthausen camp in Austria as a slave laborer and then finally to Linz. Knowing […]
Who Knew!🎙 Legendary American jazz singer Tony Bennett captured Nazis and liberated a concentration camp. Drafted into the Army in 1944, Cpl. Bennett was assigned to the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Division. His team moved through France into Germany, where they fought on the front lines. They captured […]
This is Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Of Blessed Memory. Notice the date on their shirts, April 29, 2018. Yesterday, Lori and Rabbi Goldstein were at Shabbat morning prayer service on the last day of Passover at Chabad of Poway. A gunman walked into the synagogue and opened fire, […]
💔 Just finished Passover only to hear of the devastating shooting attack in a California synagogue today, Chabad of Poway. The gunman reportedly opened fire on the congregation during Shabbat morning services, killing one and injuring three. The victim has been identified as Lori Gilbert Kaye, BDE. Thoughts and prayers […]
‘My 96 year old mother-in-law making her lokshen recipe for Passover, wearing her Queen of Kosher apron. Her name is Joyce Wagner and she has written a book about her experience in Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen: “A Promise Kept To Bear Witness”.’ Source: Jennifer Wagner