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Today in Jewish History – Kislev 6

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1958, Jerusalem inaugurated a new water reservoir, thus assuring the Jewish holy city of an adequate water supply for the first time in its 3,000-year history. Jerusalem’s shortage of water was long its weakness in time of military siege. Back in the days of King David, a tunnel had been dug… Keep Reading

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What happened in 1917? Who was Lord Rothschild? What was the Balfour Declaration?

What happened in 1917? Who was Lord Rothschild? What was the Balfour Declaration? Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1917, the British government gave final approval for the Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in historic Israel. The declaration took the form of a letter from Arthur Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, to Lord… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Tishrei 6

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1948, Egypt launched a large-scale offensive against the Negev region of Israel. This was part of the War of Independence, an attack by five Arab armies designed to “drive the Jews into the sea.” Though the Jews were under-armed, untrained, and few in number, through ingenuity and perseverance they staved off… Keep Reading

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“Historical insight” from a Jewish self-loather

An excerpt from the excellent, must-read essay by Seth Frantzman, currently in the doctoral program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and whose master’s thesis was on the 1948 war, in a counterpoint rebuttal of Ilan Pappe, a communist anti-Zionist self-loathing Jewish historian at Haifa University who has defended a student, Teddy Katz, for written… Keep Reading

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“Rectify Injustice” Against Israel, Cotler Tells U.S.

From “Rectify Injustice” Against Israel, Cotler Tells U.S: Former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler and other Canadian scholars presented the U.S. Congress Thursday with its first testimony on Jews driven from Arab lands following Israel’s creation in 1948. The group was among experts helping U.S. lawmakers decide on a pair of bills that would oblige… Keep Reading

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