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History of the Jews in Jerusalem

 21.01.2014

Rabbi Robert Tobin, 1/13/14

Indivisible Jerusalem

 14.04.2012

The division of Jerusalem into “East” and “West” imposed by the Jordanian occupation for a brief period of 19 years is no longer possible in a city which has dramatically grown and changed over the last 44 years. 270,000 Arabs and 200,000 Jews live in the mosaic of neighborhoods called “East Jerusalem.” Dividing Jerusalem is not technically feasible due to the intermingling of populations, neighborhoods, and vital infrastructures.

Throughout history, the only times when all residents of Jerusalem: Christians, Muslims, and Jews, have enjoyed freedom of religion, and other benefits of democracy have been under Israeli sovereignty. The Jewish and Arab residents of Jerusalem share medical and welfare facilities, academic institutions, shopping centers and recreation sites. Recent public opinion polls show that a majority of Jerusalem Arabs would prefer to remain under Israeli sovereignty.

1997 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

 28.02.2009

Powerless to help her grandfather fight cancer and her fiancé combat a life-threatening bacterial infection, Gertrude “Trudy” Elion wanted to give all she could to help save the lives of others. Despite her family’s poor financial situation and the limited options for women in science at that time, Elion pursued a career in chemistry and research, developing cures for deadly diseases like cancer and leukemia. In 1997, Elion was honored with the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Women of Valor: Jewish Heroes Across Time — Gertrude Elion

18.03.2013

Judith Rosenbaum, former Director of Public History, discusses the life of Nobel Prize winner Gertrude Elion during JWA’s March 2013 webinar for educators.

In honor of Women’s History Month, our third webinar in the Sharing Stories/Inspiring Change Webinar Series explored the stories of Jewish women in history, from the well-known to those whose stories are not so often told. The program featured the lives of several pioneering women as well as practical ideas for how to bring their stories into programs and lessons about women’s history, Jewish history, heroes, and activism.

 

This Day in Jewish History / A very stubborn pioneer of science is born
Haaretz (blog)
This Day in Jewish History / A very stubborn pioneer of science is born. Gertrude Elion was awarded a Nobel for her work in pharmacology, though she never did finish her PhD. By David B. Green | Jan. 22, 2014 | 7:15 PM 
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This Day in Jewish History / Boston bootlegger gunned down
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / Boston bootlegger gunned down. Charles “King” Solomon controlled the illegal trade in alcohol and narcotics in New England, as well as much of the illicit gambling. By David B. Green | Jan. 24, 2014 | 4:42 AM 
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This Day, January 24, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
41: Roman Emperor Caligula is murdered by the Praetorian Guard. Caligula’s treatment of the Jews does not qualify him as an anti-Semite since he was “a certifiable nut case” who murdered several of his family members, reportedly had incestuous 
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This Day in Jewish History / A very stubborn pioneer of science is born
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / A very stubborn pioneer of science is born. Gertrude Elion was awarded a Nobel for her work in pharmacology, though she never did finish her PhD. By David B. Green | Jan. 22, 2014 | 7:15 PM 
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This Day, January 22, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

Cleveland Jewish News (blog) – 1689: As the British wrestled with the issue of whether or not James II was still their ruler, the Convention Parliament met today. By now Jews had been 

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