Tag: America

Old Photos: Mennonite Settler Statue Dedication

Old Photos: Mennonite Settler Statue Dedication

Few photos from the dedication of the Mennonite Settler Statue in Newton,KS in 1942. Mennonites immigrated to Kansas from Ukraine in 1874 and are credited with helping to turn Kansas into the breadbasket of America and subsequently placing images of wheat on our license plates.

Breaking The Iron Curtain:Operation “Exodus”

Breaking The Iron Curtain:Operation “Exodus”

This week the Kansas City’s Jewish Community will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Operation Exodus – a massive  effort to resettle the Soviet Jews in North America and Israel. Over a million Jews left the USSR between the years 1970-1995 with a large percentage being welcomed by the communities in the United States.…

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Behind The Iron Curtain: Katya’s Doves

Behind The Iron Curtain: Katya’s Doves

In 1986 the Iron Curtain was starting to lift and the Soviet and American people got their first glimpsesĀ of each other. That year Katya Lycheva traveled to the United States with the mission of peace and even met with the President Reagan. Few days ago I saw this article from some Russian publication of that…

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Old Photos: June Wedding

Old Photos: June Wedding

Few words before this post. No, I did not become a fan of weddings, but I thought that the fact that this wedding happened exactly 63 years ago today is the neatest thing; people in these photos should be in their 80’s so it’s not impossible that someone would remember being there or hearing about…

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What’s My #ish

What’s My #ish

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The Jewish Federations of North America are conducting a campaign under the title “What’s your #ish”: Being Jewish means something different to everyone. Whatever it means to you is your #ish. (For those who are not familiar with Twitter, “#” denotes a tag that they can easily track and display the content on their website)…

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