November is a month full of important moments in Israeli history. November 2 we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration. On November 4, the world mourns the anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (z"l).  On November 10, 1975 the United Nations passed the "Zionism equals Racism" resolution.  November 21 is the anniversary of Operation Moses, when thousands of Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in 1984. The UN Partition Plan, which paved the way for the establishment of the state the following year, was adopted on November 29th, 1947.

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Explore the time between Simchat Torah and Chanukah with The National Library of Israel

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Learn about the holiday of Sigd in a joint program with The Jewish Agency!

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Educational Resources

What is the Balfour Declaration?

Lord Balfour of Great Britain wrote a letter promising a “Jewish home” to the Jewish people in the land of Palestine.

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Resolution 181: The Zionist Dream Comes True

This video explores the background and complexities of this UN resolution.

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UN Resolution 3379: Is Zionism Racism?

Do you or your students know that this official UN resolution was passed in 1975 and repealed in 1991?

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Get your students thinking about the concepts of return, belonging and home in the State of Israel.

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A collection of resources to enable students to learn and explore the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd.

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No event has fractured Israeli society more than the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

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Yithak Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan

This activity supports greater understanding of the events that lead to the assisnation of Yitzhak Rabin.

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Rabin Memorial Day with the National Library of Israel

Help learners understand the complexities of 'Yom Rabin' and how arguing helps us stay connected.

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Pardes: Mahloket Matters

Learn about engaging with those with whom we disagree in accordance with the Jewish value of 'constructive disagreement'.

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Three videos that explore the partition plan of 1947. November 29 is the anniversary. 

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A compilation of videos and resources about the Balfour Declaration

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