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Silent Soldiers in Hot Pink

Have you seen the pink billboards and trucks on the streets? They’ve been multiplying along highways and city streets throughout the United States. These brilliant ads are reminders that antisemitism is the tip of an iceberg of hate that can destroy the world, just as an iceberg destroyed the Titanic.

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New Study Reveals Dutch Millennials And Gen Z Holocaust Ignorance

(Courtesy of Claims Conference) The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has released a Netherlands Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, including a breakdown of millennial and Gen Z respondents, exposing a disturbing lack of awareness of key historical facts about the Holocaust and the

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The Slotkin Mengele Twins: Survival Is Far More Than a Haphazard, Statistical Anomaly

January 27, 1945. Auschwitz-Birkenau is liberated by Soviet forces still engaged in fighting the retreating Germans. Chaos rules and survivors are scattered. Some are forced into death marches. Many are too sick to move but long to search for surviving family. The few stronger

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Capitalizing on Those Rare Teaching Moments

It was one of those rare teaching moments, and Rabbi Joshua Rosenfeld, director of Judaic studies at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut, recognized the opportunity and seized upon it.

Here’s how it happened.

On Sunday, Jan. 8, Rachel

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What’s in a (Tanachic) Name?

Part 1

When did the Jewish practice of naming children after someone begin?

The practice seems to have been instituted in Judea sometime after the destruction of the Second Temple (or possibly during the end of the First Commonwealth). Before that period,

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Where Is It Safe?

Several times in past years as I excitedly prepared for a trip to Israel, people in my office (in Montreal) would ask me if I wasn’t scared to go to such a volatile part of the world. I would unequivocally answer them in the exact same way that I would today, which was that to me Israel is the safest place to be.

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אולפן עברית

Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below:

Employer - מַעֲבִיד  

Bad - רַע 

But - אֲבָל

He is fair - צוֹדֵק

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TikTok: It’s Not Just Social Media and It’s Not Just for Kids

TikTok is a social media app used to entertain, educate, and even promote a business, and it’s suitable for all ages—40 included.

Do you think TikTok is only for the young? Think again! An ever-growing group of people over 40 are getting in on the fun, shaking things up with their unique

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The Critical Importance of Investigators In Our (Mis)Information Age

For me, as a New York-based private investigator, two recent stories dominated the close of 2022: Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX’s stunning multibillion-dollar downfall and George Santos’s farcical and fanciful resume. Crypto traders, the broader financial markets, New York’s 3rd Congressional District and the American people. All appear

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A Colorful Review: The Blue Man Group Show in NYC

No performance is as enigmatic and mysterious as the Blue Man Group. Each act always stars exactly three completely mute performers who paint their skin blue, have no hair, and wear black shirts. They look and act like walking cartoons, performing daring stunts, playing music, and most importantly,

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Yeshiva University Students Travel to Morocco on Global Citizenship Trip

(Courtesy of YU) Yeshiva University undergraduates spent a week this January traveling throughout Morocco visiting Jewish heritage sites, building cultural bridges with Muslim university students and expanding their leadership horizons. Jews—al-Yahud al-Maghariba—have lived in Morocco for 2,000 years, from

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Apple-Shaped Belly Fat

Dear Jenn,

I’m a 56-year-old man with a family and a successful business career. I make time to exercise, even with all my responsibilities and life’s pressures. I feel exercise relieves me of stress and helps keep me healthy. I exercise three times a week for

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