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Today, 23 Elul, The Thirteenth Yahrtzeit of the 9/11 Attacks

[Comprehensive video collection below.] When we woke up this morning, the date on our calendars reminded us sharply of exactly where we were 13 years ago.
The day the world changed for ever.
The words “nine eleven” are branded into our history as ­deeply as any world war.
There isn’t a schoolchild in the country who doesn’t know [...]
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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 23 Elul

Rav Yisrael of Pikov, son of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1818)
Rav Uri, the Seraph of Strelisk, author of Imrei Kodesh (1826). A disciple of Rav Shlomo of Karlin and of Rav Mordechai of eshchiz, he was the brother-in-law of Rav Menachem Mendel of Kosov. His main [...]
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Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

By Anav Silverman
A memorial event with a special photo exhibition honoring the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took place on Monday, September 15 in Minsk at the National History Museum of Belarus, from where Sharon’s parents immigrated to the Jewish State.
The event was held as part of the Limmud FSU Belarus festival, a [...]
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New York – Israeli Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

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