Zionism
Hanna Senesh: Zionist, WWII Heroine, and Poet

Hanna Senesh: Zionist, WWII Heroine, and Poet

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Every Israeli schoolchild knows the name Hanna Senesh. A poet and a Special Operations Executive member, Senesh was a Zionist who moved to Palestine but later died fighting the Nazis in WWII. Though she never...

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A 16th Century Woman of Valor and Zionist

A 16th Century Woman of Valor and Zionist

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Some true stories are far more remarkable than fiction, and this is certainly the case with regard to Doña Gracia Nasi. In the 16th century, long before the women’s liberation movement came into fashion and when...

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The Newest (and least known) Israeli holiday

The Newest (and least known) Israeli holiday

In June 2004, the Israeli Knesset instituted Herzl Day to be observed on the 10th of Iyar, Theodor Herzl’s birthday. On this day, a state memorial service is held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and at IDF camps and schools. Time is devoted...

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