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Should this Torah reading have been called "Yitzchak" - like "Noah"s parasha?

There is an inherent difference between the generations and genealogy of Noach and that of Yitzchak.

Should this Torah reading have been called "Yitzchak"?

'We're sailing to Oklahoma?'

Humorous misunderstanding didn't prevent Sam Schulman from volunteering for a key role as a crew member on the historic 'Exodus' voyage.

'We're sailing to Oklahoma?'player

'One of the highlights of my life'

Norman Lamm, a chemistry student at Yeshiva College, hoped to use his science background to help the fledgling State of Israel.

'One of the highlights of my life'player

'For this I was born'

David Macarov learned how to use unorthodox methods to acquire ships that would bring Jewish refugees to pre-state Israel in 1946-7.

'For this I was born'player

The fall of Gush Etzion

Ruma Falk remembers the first time she received the SOS signal as a telegraph operator in Jerusalem.

The fall of Gush Etzionplayer

Watch: First of Chief of Staff's office director speaks

Shosh Habas talks about being the office director of the first IDF Chief of Staff, and the challenges of the War of Independence.

Watch: First of Chief of Staff's office director speaksplayer

A bravery fiercer than death

The tragic yet inspiring story of 35 soldiers who gave their lives in January 1948 trying to bring supplies to kibbutzim in Gush Etzion.

A bravery fiercer than deathplayer

Watch: Americans who made a difference in 1948

Watch: Americans who  made a difference in 1948player

Special Project to Record Israel's Founding

Landmark film series documents the history of the founding of the State of Israel - from the people who were there to see history happen.

Israel’s Founding Through Eyes of People Who Lived Itplayer

Bravery Fiercer Than Death: The 35 of Gush Etzion

A project to bring Israel’s state history alive as Steven Spielberg has done with the Holocaust, presents ‘The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion.’

A Bravery Fiercer Than Death: The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzionplayer

Toldot Yisrael: Founding History

A historical archive project to record the testimonies of Israel's founding pioneers has just completed its 500th interview.

Toldot Yisrael: Recording Israel's Founders

1947 Partition Vote Revisited

A new film depicts the dramatic and critical Partition Vote in the UN in 1948 that led to the formation of the State of Israel.

1947 Partition Vote Comes to Lifeplayer