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October 1, 2016 / 28 Elul, 5776
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Freida Sima with stepson Harry when he went into the army in 1942.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

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Her heart went out to her mother, who had so wanted to stay in America, and who had cried her heart out to her eldest daughter the night before she returned to Mihowa.

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Posted on: May 4th, 2016

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As someone who witnessed horrors in no fewer than seven concentration camps, my father also wanted to publicly address the question of how it was possible that large masses of people, numbering in the millions, could be led to their extermination without a fight.

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Posted on: April 27th, 2016

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There is a whole other transcendental level of delight, enchantment, and reverence that applies to collectors of Judaica documents.

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Passover collage by Debbie Gorin, a New York-based mixed media artist.
 

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

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This has served to lower the bar when it comes to accepted standards of morality while corroding some once-healthy American ideals.

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Alisa Flatow, Hy”d
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

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Today (10 Nissan – April 18) is the 21st yahrzeit of my daughter Alisa Flatow, Hy”d. I’d like to share with readers of The Jewish Press some personal reflections on the events of 1995 and what has happened since.

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The Scharf-Eisenberg family in America with Baba Devorah (front center, holding baby), 1933.
 

Posted on: April 6th, 2016

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Editor’s Note: This is the seventh of a multi-part series on the life and times of a young woman who came to America on her own in the early 1900s and made her way in a new country. The sixth part (“The Motherhood of Freida Sima”) appeared as the front-page essay in the Feb. 12 […]

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Posted on: March 30th, 2016

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As always, the idea is for invited participants to finish off in any way they wish sentence fragments we’ve given them.

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Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

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Among the more than 2,500 costume-clad attendees were members of New York's most prominent Jewish families, including one gentleman dressed as a dreidel...

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Posted on: March 16th, 2016

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This is a beautiful land. The panoramic hills and valleys, the inimitable white stones, the kedushah embedded in every meter, the spicy melting pot of Jews. It fills the soul in a way nothing else can.

The next generation, in 1937. Left to right: Muriel, Shirley, Bernice, and Sheila.
 

Posted on: March 9th, 2016

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“When one door closes another one opens,” she answered, her mind already a whirlwind of plans that would change their lives for the next two decades.

Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016

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“A truly happy person does not allow his happiness to be dependent on any external factor over which he may not have control.” (Chachmah Umussar, vol. 2, pp. 331-2)

Antonin Scalia
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2016

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“Talmudic sages believed that judges who accepted bribes would be punished by eventually losing all knowledge of the divine law.”

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Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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This is not to say the Palestinians are blameless or justified in the ongoing conflict – far from it – but we are the ones with the power and our government has managed to destroy any hope on either side for a solution.

Max holds his daughter while Freida Sima stands at his side; behind them a smiling Harry and a more reserved Ben.
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2016

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Insisting on a traditional Jewish home, Freida Sima reached a compromise with her communist husband: he would not interfere in household matters of religion while she would turn a blind eye to whatever he would do outside the home.

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Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

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Seuss’s wartime cartoons denounced American discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.

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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

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Yitro, on the other hand, arrived at the truth through a very different set of circumstances. He had devoted his entire life to idolatry, only to later realize the futility of his efforts.

Roy S. Neuberger
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

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In fact, all the Yomim Tovim that fall on the fifteenth of the month represent instances of t’chias hamaisim.

Freida Sima and Mordche
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

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Freida Sima pulled her hand back in shock. “Married?” she shouted. “This is how you are asking me to marry you?”

Nathan Lewin
 

Posted on: January 6th, 2016

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Payment was not, apparently, an essential ingredient in the allegedly criminal conduct the FBI intended to punish if the “Getcha Sting” had succeeded in luring participants into a “forced Get.”

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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

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Perhaps we were better off when we were less sophisticated and just lived with emunah peshutah.

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