A fantastic book that covers how – well before Israel was founded – Jews were dhimmis and second-class citizens in much of the Muslim world… with attacks, violence, and open pogroms against them decades before Israel was founded.
The book also covers the expulsion of over 800,000 Jews from the Muslim world after Israel’s founding including how they were stripped of property and forced to flee, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.
Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight
Brothers and Sisters:
I’ve touted CONNECTIONS ISRAEL as a great organization in Israel helping IDF soldiers. And in full disclosure I am on the Governing Board of this group (as a volunteer).
We’ve been informed that there is a border patrol soldier whose parents passed away from cancer within the last two years, and is currently living with their twin in Haifa. They want to continue to serve but financially may have to leave the service. This soldier needs funds for basics like toiletries, rent, clothing, and so on.
I’ve given $50 to Connections Israel. You can go to their donation page:
And then to paypal where you can enter, in the special instructions, “FOR THE BORDER PATROL SOLDIER.”
This will ensure the donation gets to the right cause.
Thank you, and G-d bless. Everything helps. And please forward to others / share this information.
Many hands make light work. We’re Jews. We dig deep to help our own.
To all my fellow members of The Tribe, Happy Chanukah!
I told my children today that Chanukah was, in fact, two miracles:
The first was the miracle of victory itself; a smallish band of rebels winning victory? Miracle.
The second, of course, was the burning oil that lasted until more could be sanctified. Miracle two.
Today is Jerusalem Day. In Israel they are preparing festivities (probably already underway given the time difference).
Video from 2016.
Why is this so moving to me? Never mind the fact that I lost family members… THIS is a nation, a people, and a culture with a memory. It brings to mind another video: