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Israeli history

The history of Israel encompasses the history of the modern State of Israel, as well as that of the Jews in the Land of Israel.

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Israeli history


History; Israeli history

Biblical Hebrew term for “sanctuary.” Modern Hebrew term for “official building,” as in mishkan Hanasi (president's mansion) and mishkan HaKnesset” (Knesset building).

Akedah/Aqedah/Akedat Yitzhak

History; Israeli history

Binding or The Binding of Isaac. In Genesis 22, God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Though Abraham makes all the preparations to do so by binding Isaac upon an altar, at the last minute ...

Bishop August Graf von Galen

History; Israeli history

Bishop of Munster who attacked Hitler's notions of racial purity. Actively protested the Nazi Euthanasia Program which earned him the nickname of the "Lion of Munster".


History; Israeli history

Blessed is he. Opening (and sometimes closing) declaration traditionally recited during some prayer services.


History; Israeli history

Blessing. In Judaism, an offering of gratitude that praises God for a benefit conferred or a great event experienced. (See also shemonah esreh).

Gush Emunim

History; Israeli history

Bloc of the Faithful. Group of religious Israeli settlers who believe that the “Greater Land of Israel” is the fulfillment of the Zionist dream and a step in the redemption process and, therefore, ...


History; Israeli history

Blue-green. A color required for threads of tzitzis by the Torah. The source of the dye was lost for thousands of years and therefore Jews wore tzitzit without techelet. However, in the 1980s, the ...

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