WASHINGTON The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall, hanging in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, hints at some of the artists own memories, including from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images of Jewish history: of Moses with his tablets, of David with his harp. Images of wandering and vulnerability: a village burned, a dead body surrounded by six candles, standing in for 6 million.

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The importance of history


Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (1984 / 1998) 9. Into the Future HERITAGE: CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS (1984 / 1998) 9. INTO THE FUTURE with ABBA EBAN (DVD description) Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, HERITAGE: CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS is the…

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The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall, hanging in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, hints at some of the artists own memories, including from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images of Jewish history: of Moses with his tablets, of David with his harp. Images of wandering and vulnerability: a village burned, a dead body surrounded by six candles, standing in for 6 million.

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Michael Gerson: Israel and the importance of history

Adrien Brody Adrien Brodymight have already won an Oscar at 29 for his work inThe Pianist, but for the actor, playing the legendary magician Harry Houdini for History’s latest miniseries was a real bucket list moment. “He was a very heroic person to me as a boy,” Brody tells TVGuide.com.

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For Adrien Brody, History's Houdini Is a Dream Come True

WASHINGTON The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall, hanging in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, hints at some of the artist’s own memories, including from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images of Jewish history: of Moses with his tablets, of David with his harp

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Michael Gerson: State of Israel: History matters, or at least it should

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The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall that hangs in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem hints at some of the artists memories, including some from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images of Jewish history: of Moses with his tablets, of David with his harp

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The continuing menace of anti-Semitism

The Ten Commandments may be written in stone, but Jewish traditions are not, according to organizers of Congregation Kol Shofars Center for Jewish Spirituality.

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Judaism is a very wide path: Marin shul launches alternative spirituality center

Steinberg and Ackman Resign ‘Transparency’ Cited wikipedia Published August 28, 2014. The two billionaire co-chairmen of the Center for Jewish History have resigned, the Forward has learned. Joseph Steinberg told the Forward on August 27 that he resigned from the centers board in the past few weeks because he was recently made chairman of his company, Leucadia National Corporation

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Billionaire Chairs Quit Center for Jewish History

MESSAGEFROM Sydney A. Perry, Chief Executive Offficer In his book of 1988, Where Are We?, the recently deceased writer, liberal, and activist, Leonard Fein, offered an important inquiry into American Jewry: a search for Jewish community actual, potential and illusory

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Judgment at Nuremberg Turner Classic Movies will devote Tuesdays in September to a wide array of films focusing on Jewish history and heritage, from Al Jolson’s 1927 “talkie” The Jazz Singer, to the Nazi war crimes drama Judgment at Nuremberg to the Barbra Streisand-Robert Redford romance The Way We Were. The films will be introduced and discussed by TCM host Robert Osborne and Dr. Eric Goldman, Ph.D., an author and adjunct professor at Yeshiva University, and an expert on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film.

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Video: TCM Explores the Jewish Experience on Film