Tag Archives: Balfour

Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut by Andi Arnovitz and Ruth Schreiber

The fourth of Iyar, the day preceding Israel’s Independence Day, was declared by the Israeli parliament to be Yom Hazikaron, a Memorial Day for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel. This year it starts at sundown April 17. Andi Arnovitz created a series Mothers […]

Balfour Exhibition – Jerusalem Biennale 2017

By Ben Schachter One hundred years ago, my wife’s great grandfather, Nathan Black, owned a dry goods store in Montreal. In November of 1917 he had seamstresses sew a flag with two blue stripes and the Magen David in its center. Then, he hung that flag outside his store. “Haynt is a yuntof.” “Today is […]