Jewish world commemorates Yom HaShoah.

Today, the Jewish world commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, holding memorials and educational activities in communities across the Diaspora and in Israel. Here in Israel Thursday’s commemorations began with the sounding of the Holocaust memorial siren at 10am, which was turned on by eighty six year old July Zelmanowicz, a Ukrainian Read More

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The story of Chanukkah

The Jews are celebrating these days the Chanukkah. The story of Chanukkah begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but allowed the lands under his control to continue observing their own religions and retain a certain degree of autonomy. Under this relatively benevolent rule, many Jews assimilated much Read More

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Understanding Yom Kippur

Tomorrow (03 October) the Jewish people celebrate Yom Kippur. This is the day at the conclusion of which, according to tradition, God seals the Books of Life and Death for the coming year. The day is devoted to communal repentance for sins committed over the course of the previous year. Because of the nature of Read More

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The real sense of Yom Kippur

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VATICAN DONATES 100,000 EUROS FOR THE SUPPORT OF AUSCHWITZ MEMORIAL

In a symbolic gesture, the Vatican has donated the sum of €100,000 ($127,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, becoming the 31st country to contribute to the fund. In his accompanying letter, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote: “Considering the significance of the goal of the Foundation and the support it received from the Polish Read More

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Jews celebrate the Tisha b’Av

Tisha B’Av (lit. “the ninth of Av”), is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel. This year the commemoration starts in the sunset of August 4th and finishes in the nighfall of August 5th. The 9th of Av, Tisha b’Av, commemorates a list of catastrophes so severe Read More

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