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Jerusalem conflict: The history of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount and the holiest Jewish temple that preceded it – OpIndia

| May 16, 2021

A source of major resentment in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the religious divide between the Israeli Jewish people and the Palestinian Muslims.

The most important Jewish holiday you’ve never heard of – Albany Times Union

| May 16, 2021

Heres a joke about the upcoming Jewish holiday of Shavuot: During one of his trials with the Israelites, Moses asks God to give him a sign that all these trials are worth it. So, God grants Moses a vision of the future: It's a place of huge houses and green lawns and bright lights and in house after house there is a lamp stand like the menorah in the desert tabernacle. Moses asks: What IS this place and what ARE those things?

We are family: Jewish and Arab medical staff respond to ethnic tensions – The Jerusalem Post

| May 16, 2021

As corona raged all over Israel, the stories of Arab doctors or nurses helping Jewish patients to say Shema Yisrael or the prayers that accompany the departure of a soul offered a ray of hope in a bleak time.Just a few weeks after the country appeared to have left the pandemic behind, medical staff have been watching with concern and sadness the violence and riots flaming up in many mixed cities, but also vouching that tensions will not affect their ability to work in harmony.From all over Israel, doctors and nurses offered testimony that coexistence is possible, and asked Israeli society at large to learn from what happens in hospitals, such as the need to avoid talking about politics, or that some doctors were not ready to speak publicly about the topic for fear of backlash in their communities.Between 20% and 25% of our 5,000 employees are Arab, which is about the same rate of Arab patients we have, said Prof. Jonathan Halevy, co-director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. I believe that our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural group well represents our multi-ethnic multi-cultural city.Shaare Zedek began operations 119 years ago

Ritchie Boys: The secret U.S. unit bolstered by German-born Jews who helped the Allies beat Hitler – 60 Minutes – CBS News

| May 16, 2021

For as casually as we often toss around the word "hero," sometimes no lesser term applies. Tonight we'll introduce you to members of a secret American intelligence unit who fought in World War II

‘I seek a kind person’: the Guardian ad that saved my Jewish father from the Nazis – The Guardian

| May 8, 2021

On Wednesday 3 August 1938, a short advertisement appeared on the second page of the Manchester Guardian, under the title Tuition. I seek a kind person who will educate my intelligent Boy, aged 11, Viennese of good family, the advert said, under the name Borger, giving the address of an apartment on Hintzerstrasse, in Viennas third district.


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