Fun Fact: Origin of the Name Ariel

The name Ariel comes from Hebrew meaning “lion of god.”

(Not So) Fun Fact: 1973 Oil Crisis

For supporting Israel, Saudi Arabia and many Islamic nations with oil stopped selling gasoline to the countries that sided with Israel. Gas prices in America went up 300% and there were shortages.

(Not So) Fun Fact: How Badly Soviets Recognized Holocaust Victims

While the Red Army did liberate and care for many of the survivors of the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, Soviet newspapers often neglected to mention that many of the victims were Jewish. While soft compared to what happened in Germany, anti-Semitism was still a very real reality in the Soviet Union.