The 150-page work that historian Dr. Joel Rappel pulls off the shelves of his vast library is a difficult document to read. It’s not the handwriting that makes the task hard – it’s actually quite legible. The content – a searing indictment against God and anyone who believed in him during the Holocaust – is what causes the reader to shudder.
Two years ago, the serenity of the residents at 62 Zlota Street was disturbed. Krzysztof Gutkowski and Ida Zagrzejewska, a thirty-something Polish couple, entered the large building in the Polish capital with unusual news. “Nice to meet you, we are your new landlords,” they told the dozens of speechless tenants.
Who is the author of Don Quixote, which Spanish chemist won the Noble Prize, what is Spain’s tallest mountain, and who is Penelope Cruz? These are but a few of the questions posed to Israelis trying to attain a Spanish passport as part of a new law that grants descendants of Jews forced out the during the Spanish Inquisition the right to take up dual citizenship.
Yitzhak Navon, who served as Israel’s fifth president between 1978-1983, died on Saturday. He was 94.
A work on sex translated into Yiddish is now available at the National Library in Jerusalem. Feminists, you may not like it at first glance.
The estate of Oskar Schindler’s shunned widow is fighting Yad Vashem for a suitcase filled with documents. The trove includes his famed list of Jews to be saved from the Nazis.
German women were at the heart of the Nazi ideology. After all, she was seen as the gatekeeper to keeping the Aryan race pure, as a shocking new exhibit details.
Major European Jewish organizations have started to fight the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland, after the country’s parliament decided last week to leave intact the prohibition on killing animals for meat without first stunning them, which affects both Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter.
John F. Kennedy admired Hitler as a young man and felt fascism was right for Germany, according to a new book in German that mines the future president’s diaries.
He was a brilliant composer, a confirmed anti-Semite and an undeniably significant influence on the history of music. And today, he would have been 200 years old.