Organizers: Part III: The Builders
Kronenberg - Hot Topics
One of the more interesting models of living that developed out of early Zionism was the kibbutz which literally translated meant a gathering or cluster. Its plural is kibbutzim and it was a form of collective community based on agriculture that first appeared when early Zionists began...
The Jewish Holy Days: Part IV
Katz - Hot Topics
Lag B'Omer is celebrated in the middle of May on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which is on the 18th of the Jewish month of Iyar. This holiday's name refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the days that separate Passover and Shavuot. This is an important reminder...
The Jews of Venezuela
Martin - Hot Topics
The Jews in Venezuela can trace their origins back to the days when groups of marranos or secret Jews emigrated to Caracas and Maracaibo in Venezuela from Portugal and Spain. But the first permanently settlers in Venezuela likely lived in Tucacas having arrived from the Dutch colony of...
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