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Menachem Begin A New Israel Jewish History Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson


A study of the life of Menachem Begin (1913-1992). A native of Poland, he was a proponent of Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Revisionist party that stood in dramatic contrast to the dominant left-wing tendency in the Zionist movement. A major figure in Israel’s struggle for statehood, and a founder of the Likud party, he was elected to the office of Prime Minister in 1977. Despite his hawkish ideology, he was the first Israeli leader to sign a peace treaty with an Arab country. Lecture was recorded on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour.

Menachem Begin Making Peace.


Menachem Begin sharp response


In this updated clip, shared by Israel’s industry minister Naftali Bennet, legendary Prime Minister Menachem Begin reacts to criticism over his opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state.

Begin with the Rebbe


More at On July 17, 1977, Prime Minister Begin went to seek the Rebbe’s blessings before going to meet with President Carter at the Camp David peace talks with Egypt. This short film details Begin’s historic visit with the Rebbe, and is comprised of beautiful and rare archival footage, audio and photos.

Ultimately the Rebbe was disappointed with Begin and spoke against the Camp David Accords, which Begin signed with Egypt several years later.

This preview was produced for the Bar Mitzvah of Yochanan Boruch Gutnick.

An excerpt from the upcoming film:, “Faithful and Fortified, Volume III: Prime Ministers.” Visit to see more.

This Day, February 24, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the Gregorian calendar. This replaced the Julian Calendar which explains why there is some confusion about various dates in history. Of course the Jews use their own calendar, but as a people who “live in time” it is 
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This Day, February 24, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
303: The first official Roman edict for the persecution of Christians was issued by Roman Emperor Galerius Valerius Maximianus. This was part a contest between Pagans and Christians for control of the Roman Empire. The Jews were not involved. But they 
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This Day, February 23, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

1878: “Celebrated Jews In Power” published today claims that the rise of Jewry in Europe has turned the fiction of “Coningsby” and the predictions of 

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