Living more than two miles from the only Orthodox shul in Teaneck, the family joined the Conservative Teaneck Jewish Center a few blocks away.
Whatever else can be said of Johnson, he proved a true friend to Jews and Israel.
Though he frankly admitted that he expected to make a fortune on his investment, his primary motive was to create a short-term haven for persecuted Jews.
His voice had the strength of a pipe organ and the gentleness of a violin, but most of all it had the power to make men weep.
It is a story that should serve as the ultimate cautionary tale for any Jewish community tempted to mistake a period of vibrancy for a guarantee of immortality.
For Jews in the United States, the 1950s were years of opportunity and challenge.
Wise was especially furious when Silver helped persuade Republican leaders to insert a pro-Zionist plank in their 1944 party platform.
The regimental forces were unable to defend Zion, and international agreements and alliances could not save Israel in a time of crisis.
Even during the renaissance of modern Hebrew poetry, virtually none of it was written by women.
Despite owning some of the important businesses in town, the Jews of Nyack continued to remain a small minority, and in each high school graduating class there was only a handful of Jewish students.
We all know the towering Jews of secular history, figures such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud and David Ben-Gurion. There are, however, plenty...
Throughout Europe these hideous libels persisted and gave rise to the persecution of innocent Jews.
Though Resnik in 1984 became the second American woman to travel in space – Sally Ride was the first – she is perhaps better known as the first Jewish woman in space.
At age 26 and having completed her graduate studies, Bernice returned to the Bronx Y, this time in a paid professional capacity.
Most animals are born once. But birds are born twice. First, the egg is laid by the mother. But where is the baby? Still inside the egg.
The Midrash tells us that Mount Sinai was neither the highest nor the most splendid mountain. In fact it is described as being the lowest and humblest in its vicinity.
There are accounts of battles, rebellions, and collective failures of nerve, and a strange story about a pagan prophet and a talking donkey.
Today’s young travelers rarely meet Israeli statesmen and functionaries. This, though, was the first group of its kind and, as such, of great interest to both American and Israeli officials.
His deep affection for the Jewish people may have had its origins in the kindness of an elderly Jewish neighbor, a Mrs. Golden, who occasionally cared for him during his lonely boyhood.
Strong listeners better understand others’ opinions and attitudes and are able to take this information into consideration when making decisions.
Only after seeing a picture of the stately building online did I fully understand her emphatic reply.
Young children, who in another time and place would have had nothing more serious to contemplate than their schoolwork, grew all too familiar with death as a daily occurrence.
We did not simply recount what occurred to our forefathers three thousand years ago.
Scholars still debate whether he yielded to pressure from his publisher or to pressure from British politicians pursuing a policy of appeasement with Hitler’s Germany.
Our family and friends became contemporary versions of the twelve tribes joined by kinship, common faith, and mutual hopes and dreams.