Posts Tagged ‘ egypt ’

Yolande, The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

July 21, 2015
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The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

Gone are the days, it seems, when one could get recruited for espionage at a cocktail party. (Or maybe we’re just going to the wrong parties.) But that’s what happened to Yolande Harmer, an Egyptian Jewish spy for the Haganah, the precursor to the Israeli Defense Forces, whose intelligence became…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket suggests that even if most Egyptians started…

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An American Childhood in Egypt

June 1, 2012
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Sipping from the Nile, a new memoir, tells the story of Jean Naggar, who is…

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One Fat Pharaoh

December 10, 2011
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How did the Israelites escape from their slavery in Egypt? If…

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The Great Lulav Crisis of 2011

October 5, 2011
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Shaking a lulav might get a lot harder this…

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Raiders of the Lost

April 1, 2011
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In 1896, a pair of vacationing Scottish twin…

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