Today in History, May 6: 1983: The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.

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Far-Right Lawmaker: Israeli ‘Revenge’ Against Palestinians Could’ve Prevented Jewish Violence

Smotrich — who has called for segregating Jewish and Arab mothers in the hospital, argued the Duma firebombing was not terrorism, and organized the anti-gay “Beast Parade”  — argued the Arabs bear ultimate responsibility for Jewish violence against them.

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ISIS Captures Major Oil Field in Syria

Jihadists make their first expansion in the Palmyra region since losing the city in March, capturing the Shaer gas field they seized but lost in late 2014.

Revealed: State Department Delayed Special Benghazi Unit

Newly revealed documents show that the US State Department missed the date in June 2015 it set for itself to establish a special unit to review documents regarding the Benghazi scandal.

Despite Anti-Semitism Scandal, Muslim Labour Candidate Poised to win London Mayoral Election

The Jewish community will be looking to see whether Khan is “making good on his expressed interest to take a trade delegation to Israel,” as outgoing mayor Boris Johnson has done.

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Yad VaShem

Jewplexed: Yom HaShoah—It’s About Time

After a lifetime of taking emotional shelter in Holocaust books, museums, and intellectualizing documentaries, I thought I was beyond bawling my eyes out for the Six Million. I was wrong.

Shmuel Zeigelboim

Suissa: Dying to be Heard - Shmuel Ziegelboim’s Last Words

As millions of his people were slaughtered while the world turned a blind eye, Ziegelboim felt powerless to voice his outrage — so he gave his life to send a message.

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Avrech: Male in Female Bathrooms - Modesty, Anyone?

The move to nullify gender boundaries is happening with astonishing speed.

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Suissa: Today's Peaceniks Live with 60s Envy

What noble mission has aroused such certainty and passion in the activists protesting Israel's presence in the West Bank?

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The 10 Greatest Jewish Mothers of Hollywood

In honor of Mother's Day, we have put together a list of the 10 Jewish mothers from television and film we love most!

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WATCH: Students and Survivors Honor the Holocaust Together in Poland

In what is likely the most emotional experience of their young lives, thousands of students travel to Poland to walk alongside Holocaust survivors and honor those who were killed.

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Sheldon Adelson Says Trump is 'Good for Israel'

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he will back Donald Trump now that Trump has locked up the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

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March of the Living

WATCH: Students and Survivors Honor the Holocaust Together in Poland

In what is likely the most emotional experience of their young lives, thousands of students travel to Poland to walk alongside Holocaust survivors and honor those who were killed.

‘First Mikvah in West Africa’ Being Build by Rabbi in Nigeria

An Israeli firm and a Chabad rabbi working in Nigeria are preparing to open the first known Jewish ritual bath, or mikvah, in West Africa.

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Palestinian Mufti Spouts Anti-Semitic Trope of Jews as Killers of Jesus

A Muslim mufti borrows a page from Christian anti-Semites slurring Jews as killers of Jesus, but adds a twist with the 'Palestinian Jesus' trope.

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Surprising Facts about the Jews of Mexico

Learn about Mexico's tight-knit Jewish community.

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The 10 Greatest Jewish Mothers of Hollywood

In honor of Mother's Day, we have put together a list of the 10 Jewish mothers from television and film we love most!

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The Craziest Crazy Jewish Mom Texts

You've never see a crazy Jewish mother like this before.

Memorial Day: 23,447 Fallen Soldiers Since 1948

Every year around Memorial Day soldiers place a candle, a flag, and a bouquet of flowers on the graves of the fallen.

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Mother's Day, Jewish Style

How can we benefit from using Mother's Day? By treating it like a pseudo-Jewish holiday.

Soul Food, May 6

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
- Roald Dahl