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and you shall be a light unto the nations

What is Illuminate the World?
Illuminate the World is a grassroots movement to create a viable and active voice for the Jewish community. Consider this site the Jewish People’s family album. Here, we share our joys and accomplishments and celebrate the essential Jew. Each post is not just a story. It’s a fight for justice in a holy war; That our people be seen for who we are and not as our adversaries would have the world see us. To remind the world how important the existence of the Jewish People are and that We Are and Will Remain A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS!


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Recent Posts

Jewish Americans Win Alms Race – New research finds Jews are more likely to give to charity.

Jewish Americans Win Alms Race – New research finds Jews are more likely to give to charity.

September 9, 2010 • By Tom Jacobs Giving money to the poor is a doctrine of pretty much every religion, but a new study suggests some faiths are better than others at inspiring their followers to actually open their wallets. Specifically, Jewish families in the U.S. are more likely than [...]

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Doing the right thing… the Torah way.

Doing the right thing… the Torah way.

Imagine losing your wallet at a large public event. What do you estimate the chances of ever seeing that wallet again? Especially if the wallet contained $350 in cash, plus credit cards, gift cards and more. Ethan Youssefzadeh, an 18-year-old in Los Angeles, was at a high-school track meet last [...]

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Alice Dancing Under the Gallows

Herz-Sommer was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary, along with her twin sister Mariana, to Friedrich and Sofie Herz; he was a merchant and her mother was highly educated and moved in circles of well-known writers. Herz-Sommer’s older sister Irma taught her how to play piano, which she studied diligently. She also studied under [...]

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For the Love of People

For the Love of People

Mythological tales are told of saintly Jews abounding in humility, knowledge and wisdom, wondrous people just as close to God as to humanity. I found one. And he’s no myth. I can be forgiven for having harbored cynical doubts after hearing about Rabbi Mordechai Machlis, and before meeting him. Here [...]

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Aryeh Lurie is keeping the promise he made as a hungry child

Aryeh Lurie is keeping the promise he made as a hungry child

Courtesy of Aish.com FOOD BASKETS Yad Ezra V’Shulamit restores dignity to Jewish families with a weekly distribution of 2,500 food baskets in cities throughout Israel. Baskets overflow with chicken, fish, fruit, vegetables, oil, grains, beans, canned goods, pasta and challah – enough to feed a whole family for Shabbat and have [...]

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Religious Jewish Doctor Saving Lives in Ethiopia for 28 Years

Religious Jewish Doctor Saving Lives in Ethiopia for 28 Years

28 Years in Ethiopia Saving Lives

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Oprah’s Next Chapter Americas Hidden Culture Part 2 – Hasidic Jews

For the first time ever, Oprah sits down with four Hasidic wives and mothers in Brooklyn, New York, for a no-holds-barred interview about their unusual way of life. No topic was off limits. In this revealing discussion, Oprah talks to Shterna, Toby, Chaya and Brocha—women who have 32 children between [...]

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Oprah’s Next Chapter Americas Hidden Culture Part 1 – Hasidic Jews

For the first time ever, Oprah travels to Brooklyn, New York, to meet two Hasidic Jewish families, who lift the veil, revealing the secrets to their usually private and mysterious way of life. Oprah first visits the Ginsberg family in the insular Hasidic community in the Borough Park section of [...]

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The Jewish Chicken Lady of Jerusalem

The Jewish Chicken Lady of Jerusalem

Courtesy of Aish.com The Jewish world mourns the passing of Mrs. Chaya Hammer, who passed away Nisan 10, 5770, March 25, 2010, 30 days before her 100th birthday. The Clara Hammer Chicken Fund continues to feed over 250 needy families and brings them Shabbat and Holiday joy. Clara Hammer Chicken [...]

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Hebrew School Children Speak: What will the Jewish future look like?

Hebrew School Children Speak: What will the Jewish future look like?

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