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 […]

Isidor & Ida Straus, co-owners of Macy’s, Remembered for their last Moments on the Titanic

Isidor Straus, born on February 6, 1845, was an American Jewish businessman, politician, and co-owner of Macy’s department store. Isidor was born into a Jewish family who lived in Otterberg, Germany. He and his family immigrated to the United States when he was almost 10 years old in 1854. They […]

The Łańcut Synagogue is a Baroque synagogue in Łańcut, Poland.

The synagogue is a rare surviving example of the four-pillar, vaulted synagogues that were built throughout the Polish lands in both wood and masonry from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. The synagogue is one of the precious monuments of sacred art. It was erected in 1761 to replace […]

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research. From the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem‘s integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, groundbreaking research and inspirational exhibits. Its use of innovative technological platforms maximizes accessibility to the vast information in […]

WHO KNEW: Well, this one we should have known… The inventor of the Crock Pot was a Sabbath Observant Jew!

Irving Naxon, invented the crock pot, the then-called Naxon Beanery. He retired in 1971 and sold his business to Rival Manufacturing. They streamlined the design, renamed it the crock pot. It all started with Naxon’s grandmother, Tamara Kaslovski Nachumsohn who grew up in a small shtetl in Lithuania. She told […]