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Each Person, A World

Reality dawned slowly, painfully. In mid-March, it suddenly became clear that the novel coronavirus that first ravaged China, and then parts of Europe, was becoming a global pandemic. Five months later, the death toll remains staggering. On Aug. 20, Chabad.org published “Each Person, a World,” a memorial page paying tribute to the 1,200 Jewish victims…

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Rosh Hashanah stamps tell the story of Israel

By Rachel Neiman Every year at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Israel Postal Company (previously the Israel Postal Authority) issues a festival stamp series including a first-day commemorative cancel for the series. The first festival series was issued in 1948. It was designed by Otte Wallish, the graphic designer responsible for the design…

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Oregon Teachers arrive in Israel

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF), a Masa Israel Journey experience in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education. The 2020-21 Fellows have arrived from various countries and states including Oregon teachers Jacob Stover, Brooke Adams and Beatriz Herzberg. Under the strict guidelines and with approval from Israel’s Ministry of…

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YIVO Receives IMLS Save America’s Treasures Grant

Photo: The Strashun Library was one of the most important libraries of Jewish learning in pre-World War II Europe, Its founder, Matityahu Strashun (1817-1885) was a major book collector, who owned thousands of Hebrew texts and manuscripts, including religious writings, fiction, poetry, scientific works, Jewish and Karaite historical works, travel accounts, and Hasidic texts. The…

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