Worshipers at the Western Wall celebrating Shavuot in Jerusalem, Israel at dawn, May 26, 2012.

Get Acquainted with Shavuot

Shavuot as described in the New Testament book of Acts marks the birthday of the church. Without the historical background, however, you may be surprised to learn that the festival was inaugurated by Moses and is still joyfully celebrated in Israel some 3,500 years later.

May 14—A Day to Remember!

Two decades and three administrations have passed since Public Law 104–45—Nov. 8, 1995 was approved by Congress. Every six months, presidents have routinely postponed the U.S. Embassy move via waiver for fear of antagonizing Israel’s enemies—a strategy that failed to achieve the objective.

Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence in Buchenwald concentration camp.

Yom HaShoah: What Can I Do?

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Weisel