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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, published “Each Person, a World,” a memorial page paying tribute to the 1,200 Jewish victims…


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…


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…


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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