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Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home
The sound of the violin awakens the soul. Its cry mirrors the suffering of the Jewish people and yet it also gives us hope. Much like Hatikva, Israel’s national anthem, its emotional qualities resonate throughout centuries of suffering that the Jewish neshama (soul) has endured, yearning to return home, to Israel and the hope of our redemption.
Listening to the cries of a Holocaust violin evoked images and emotions of ghastly pain that slowly restored the resilience of a people who will never relent to evil. Tears filled the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C., as 18,000 people were touched by the sound of a Holocaust
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said last Wednesday that Israel had no choice but to respond to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assertion last Tuesday that “someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
“As a Jew, as the son of Holocaust survivors, as a minister in the government of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people, 72 years after the Holocaust ended and two weeks before Holocaust Memorial Day, I couldn’t not respond. We
Seventy-five parents and children from the Samarian town of Har Brakha ascended the Temple Mount on Sunday morning.
"The children woke up very early in the morning - before the sun even rose," the organizers told Arutz Sheva. "They were very excited to join their parents and to celebrate Pesach (Passover) on the Temple Mount.
"We are meriting to ascend the Temple Mount in a large group of both children and adults. We will see the place where our Holy Temple once stood, and fulfill the Torah
President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Netanyahu and a list of Israeli leaders offered uniform condemnation for an opinion column, published Wednesday in the Hebrew-language Haaretz daily, comparing national-religious Jews to Hezbollah and warning that Orthodox Israelis who are loyal to the State “are coming [for us]. In a moment, they will break down our door.”
The article, entitled “More Dangerous Than Hezbollah” by left-wing commentator Yossi
You’re never too old to try something new. That’s why nearly 50 Baby Boomers from across greater New York City will travel to Israel for the very first time April 29-May 5 to celebrate the Jewish state’s 69th Independence Day and to mark the UJA-Federation of New York’s century of supporting the Jewish community and Israel.
The Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 during the post-war years of America’s economic surge, will be embarking on their maiden journey to Israel as part of the