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A Moment In Time

77 Years Since The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 On August 15, 1945, the voice of Japanese Emperor Hirohito was broadcast for the first time on national radio across the devastated country

Genghis Khan

On August 18, 1227, Genghis Khan, one of the most influential people in human history, died

The Beatles' Last Concert

The 25,000 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco had no idea they were witnessing history. They thought that the Beatles' concert on August 29, 1966, was merely another, albeit electrifying, show ...

Ze'ev Jabotinsky

On the anniversary of Jabotinsky's death, Dr. Yitzhak Conforti of BIU’s Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, writes about the leader who was not only an ideologue and a poli...

International Dog Day

To mark International Dog Day on August 26, Dr. Anat Ben-Yonatan, graduate of BIU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, writes about the special status of the dog in Israel 

The Collapse of the Soviet Union

Dr. Uri Bar-Noi, of the Department of General History, revisits the coup attempt on August 18, 1991, which accelerated the collapse of the communist regime and the dissolution of the Soviet empire

Tu B’Av

“The desire for love never ends,” sang Israeli musician Shlomo Artzi. But the way to find it has changed dramatically over the last two decades. From Tu B’Av lore of girls dancing in the vineyards to ...

Tisha B'Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av

Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple. Prof. Shawn Zelig Aster, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, talks of the Temple and h...