yahrzeit

  • Bialik made Hebrew revival more than pulling teeth

    Today more than ever, I empathize with Hebrew school students. The hopeless saggy-eyed droop on my face mirrors theirs as the nation’s heatwave kicks me in the chest with unconscionable force, instructing me to stay seated and type until the bell rings. It’s not that Hebrew instruction is painful, like having your teeth pulled. It’s… More ▸

  • Yahrzeit: Captain Alfred Dreyfus

    Thanks to Jewish Treats/National Jewish Outreach Project for pointing out that today’s Hebrew date, 11 Tammuz, marks the yahrzeit of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who passed away in Paris on July 12, 1935. As JTA reported at the time of his death: "Col. Alfred Dreyfus, Jewish officer in the French Army whose unjust imprisonment on Devil’s Island… More ▸

  • Celebrating hiloula

    In the latest JTA video, reporter Alison Klayman visits Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to explore the Jewish ritual of hiloula — the remembrance of great rabbis and Jewish sages. More ▸

  • Celebrating hiloula

    JTA’s Alison Klayman visits Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to explore the Jewish ritual of hiloula — the remembrance of great rabbis and Jewish sages. More ▸