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The COVID-19 crisis poses health, economic and social challenges
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A Moment In Time

Purim Customs & Costumes

From groggers (noisemakers) and costumes to hamantaschen and kreplach, Dr. Dov Herman, of BIU’s Helene and Paul Shulman School for Basic Jewish Studies, takes a closer look at some popular Purim custo...

Hitler's Passover Haggadah

A fascinating retelling by PhD candidate Jonnie Schnytzer.

Enlisting Minesweeping Robots

International Mine Awareness Day, observed on April 4, highlights the efforts of international organizations to raise this explosive issue which affects many countries around the globe, including Isra...

World Emoji Day

Israel's Flag Day

On October 28, 1948, the blue-and-white “Flag of Zion” officially became the national flag of the State of Israel. Prof. Chaim Noy, of the School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University, takes the opp...

Chanukah in Buchenwald 1939

Prof. Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz shares an inspiring story about how her father brought light and hope to the concentration camp

Tu B'Shvat: New Year's Day… for Trees

Is the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat the Day of Judgement for trees? And how did the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat become Israeli Arbor Day?