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Posted on: January 18th, 2017InDepth → Front Page
Now in her mid-90s, Bernice’s recollections of that time give us a glimpse into a world somewhat familiar to our readers from the Freida Sima series, but told here from the perspective of the immigrant generation's American-born children.
Posted on: January 11th, 2017InDepth → Front Page
The following four artistic depictions of this most sacred Jewish site from my collection are among my personal favorites.
Posted on: January 4th, 2017InDepth → Front Page
The first component began taking shape more than sixty-eight years ago when, as was my custom, I joined my father at Shabbat morning services in his synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side.
Posted on: December 28th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Shimon swore loyalty to the new leader. Alexander, out of respect and gratitude, preserved the Jews’ political and religious rights, both in Judah and throughout the new kingdom.
Posted on: December 21st, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Behind each is a tale of time and place that, framed against various religious, political, social, cultural, and artistic milieus, can provide deep insight into Jewish historical leitmotifs.
Posted on: December 14th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Resolution 242 does not in itself strengthen the already strong legitimacy in international law for Israel’s claim to the territories. But it is relevant in several respects.
Posted on: December 7th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
My mother had the glow of Shabbos on her face at all times and her appearance was that of a real Queen Esther, with all the royalty and regalness conveyed by the title.
Posted on: November 30th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
The World's Fair is in a way a reflection of mankind, its work and aspirations.
Posted on: November 23rd, 2016InDepth → Front Page
The desire to keep my grandmother's memory and voice alive inspired me to write an article about her for The Jewish Press.
Posted on: November 16th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Avraham’s ability to instill in others a fidelity to righteousness stemmed from a deep sense of connection, a paternalistic drive to ensure the transference of his deepest values.
Posted on: November 9th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Whenever I see people, of whatever religion or background, who are joyfully coming together after a long separation, I feel spellbound, and I must stand by and witness that pure innocent joy as long as I can.
Posted on: November 2nd, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Though initially motivated by money, Schindler was appalled by the Nazi murder of many of his Jewish workers and he thereafter used all his skills to protect his Schindlerjuden (Schindler Jews).
Posted on: October 27th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Like numerous women of her generation, she was able to whip up a three-course meal out of nothing and make a one-week Depression paycheck last for six months.
Posted on: October 20th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
So we dance, and do hakafot with the Torah in appreciation and gratitude for the divine gift to the Jewish people.
Posted on: October 13th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Many of our greatest artists have produced striking graphic works on these subjects; what follows is a selection of original artwork from my Sukkot collection.
Posted on: October 6th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
So if we have people like that to look to for guidance and direction in terms of how to deal with others’ actions, why is it that so many of us struggle in this area?
Posted on: September 28th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.
Posted on: September 21st, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Believing in the imminent arrival of the Messianic Age, he stressed the importance of aliyah to Eretz Yisrael and was a great supporter of the Jewish community there.
Posted on: September 14th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
After Max's death, Shirley and Chaskel had bought an apartment in Israel for the future. Suddenly the future was now.
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