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The Friendship That Shaped Jewish History: Eddie Jacobson’s role in U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s Recognition of the new State of Israel

Few friendships in all of American Jewish history have been as impactful for Jews as the one between Eddie Jacobson and Harry S. Truman.  Dov Peretz Elkins ably recounts the story of that friendship and what it meant for the emerging state of Israel.  An inspiring story.– Jonathan D. Sarna, University Professor and Joseph H. & […]

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Bialik: Israel’s National Poet

In the eyes of many Jews, the great poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik opened wide the door to the modern era of Hebrew literature through his poetic style and expression of thought. In Bialik’s era, the mere mention of his name stirred the hearts of the Jewish nation. Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins presents highlights from the […]

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