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10Aug 19

Talking With: Documentary Filmmaker Miryam Rabinowitz

Targum Shlishi's support has made it possible for anyone to download a free digital version of the English translation of the book The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible, edited by Tova Ganzel, Yehudah Brandes, and Chayuta Deutsch (Academic Studies Press, March 2019).
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19Jan 19

Daily Kindness Calendar

The 2019 “A Kindness a Day” calendar, which recently arrived in Targum Shlishi’s office and is created by one of the foundation’s grantees, features uplifting messages that encourage us to…

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22Jul 18

Rabbi Shagar: What People Are Saying About His Work, Newly Introduced to English Readers

A translator calls him “a peddler of paradoxes” and “an alchemist who casually synthesized sacred and profane.” The work of Rabbi Shimon Gershon

Rosenberg (Shagar) (1949–2007), widely known in Israel, is new to an English-reading audience. The English translation of his book of essays, Rabbi Shagar: Faith Shattered and Restored, Judaism in a Postmodern Age (Maggid Modern Classics, 2017), was supported by Targum Shlishi...

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24Jun 18

Teaching Jewish Texts

Targum Shlishi helped support the book Turn it and Turn it Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Jewish Texts, edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick…

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17Jun 18

A Hackathon for Orthodox Women in Israel

The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) held its first-ever hackathon for women in early June, with unexpected results. Far more women than expected turned out, several with babies in tow.…

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25Mar 18

Israel’s Founding: Eyewitness Accounts

They were there: establishing Israel Interviewing people who helped found the State of Israel is the mission of the Jerusalem-based organization Toldot Yisrael, which has been engaged in a race…

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23Dec 17

Portraits of a Ghetto: An Exhibition

Traveling in Europe with a friend several years ago, Sarah L. Singer had no desire to go to Venice, much less to explore the site of the Jewish Ghetto established there five hundred years ago. She certainly didn’t expect to be enchanted by her first encounter with the site, or to travel back time and again from her home in...
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02Dec 17

“Holocaust Escape Tunnel” is a NOVA Documentary that Showcases How Ground Penetrating Radar Located the Ponar Tunnel

A Targum Shlishi grant helped support a significant archaeological research project that has garnered international attention and has been the subject of a recent NOVA documentary, Holocaust Escape Tunnel, which first aired on PBS in April 2017. The research located an escape tunnel in the Ponar forest near Vilnius, Lithuania, built by prisoners during the Holocaust, who used mainly spoons and their hands to dig...
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18Nov 17

A Battle for Memory: Documentary About Warsaw Ghetto Archives

Almost no one knows about the secret group of intellectuals that documented life in the Warsaw Ghetto and buried the documents on the eve of the uprising. Thousands of those documents were recovered in 1946 and 1950 but were largely untranslated and little known for decades, until historian Samuel Kassow’s 2007 book Who Will Write Our History? A documentary film of the same title is currently...
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24Aug 17

Symbols of the Holocaust

Targum Shlishi helped support Oren Baruch Stier’s book Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory (Rutgers University Press). In the book, Stier explores what he calls Holocaust icons,…

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17Aug 17

Jofa’s Groundbreaking The Joy Of Text Podcast

For anyone not familiar with JOFA’s (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) Joy of Text podcast featuring in-depth, frank discussions about Judaism, sexuality, and their intersection, JOFA suggests the episode presented here…

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25Jun 17

Why an Orthodox Rabbi Ordains Women

“By granting smicha to women, I wish to model a new contemporary theology in which our refined sentiments are redeemed and our torn souls healed,” writes Rabbi Herzl Hefter in…

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21May 17

Fly for Israel

Watch a seven-minute sample reel for the award-winning documentary film Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force, which focuses on the foreign pilots who fought in Israel’s…

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