The announcement that IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz will award 25 accommodations for distinctive service during the recent Operation Protective Edge has the Tarbut V’Torah (TVT) pride flowing. Sgt. Sahar Elbaz (TVT class of 2012) has earned a Chief of Staff Decoration for outstanding courage and heroism. Sahar is in the Rimon
Thanks to the efforts of a bus driver who fought off a Palestinian terrorist, the stabbing attack that injured 12 people aboard Dan Bus No. 40 in Tel Aviv on Wednesday did not end in a single death. Israeli police officials praised the actions of Herzl Biton, the 55-year-old bus driver who was the first
Martin Luther King Jr. was very possibly the greatest Civil Rights leader the US has ever known. He was the voice for Blacks, the voice against Jim Crow laws, the voice for people like Rosa Parks. He was brought up in a strict religious home. His maternal grandfather was a Baptist Minister whose son-in-law took
In July 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by Gavrilo Princip. An ethnic Serb and Yugoslav nationalist, Princip was a member of a nationalist organization called the “Black Hand.” Of course, there were other political and economic issues happening in Europe at the time, but the assassination plot is what we
Brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, the two Islamist terrorists suspected to have carried out the shooting that killed 12 people at the the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, were killed Friday in a police raid on a printing shop in the Paris suburb of Dammartin-en-Goele, where the Kouachi brothers had taken one man hostage.
Hey, Jewish Harry Potter fans! In case you haven’t yet heard, J.K. Rowling has just announced that there is a Jewish character in the beloved magical series. His name is Anthony Goldstein and he is a member of the Ravenclaw house. The Jewish wizard was revealed in a Twitter question-and-answer session on Tuesday, when Ben Roffman tweeted that
We used to tiptoe around the issue and pretend it was not happening. Yes, we are different, but maybe we are not that different. Maybe if we try hard enough to fit in, those on the outside may not notice the differences. We have been a wandering people for so long that we feel like