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Separation And Reunion

8 Heshvan 5777 – November 9, 2016
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.

After “Schindler’s List”: The Challenging Life Of Oskar Schindler

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 2, 2016
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).

‘My Name Is Freida Sima’

25 Tishri 5777 – October 27, 2016
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.

The Joy Of Torah

19 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
So we dance, and do hakafot with the Torah in appreciation and gratitude for the divine gift to the Jewish people.

The Art Of Sukkot

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
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.

Let It Go

5 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
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?

Rosh Hashanah: The Real Election Day

26 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From The Chofetz Chaim

18 Elul 5776 – September 21, 2016
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.

Freida Sima Makes Aliyah

12 Elul 5776 – September 14, 2016
After Max's death, Shirley and Chaskel had bought an apartment in Israel for the future. Suddenly the future was now.

‘Return In Mercy’

4 Elul 5776 – September 7, 2016
I decided that I was going to attempt to go down to the Kotel, which at that stage no one had yet reached.

The Mechanics Of Teshuvah

28 Av 5776 – August 31, 2016
There was no Ruler of the Universe I could call upon to save me, and so I had to fight this lonely battle until I found the One Strength that could save me.

Simon Wiesenthal And The Waldheim Affair

21 Av 5776 – August 24, 2016
In his later years he spoke out in favor of war crimes trials for the perpetrators of genocide in the former Yugoslavia, and he lent his name to the Holocaust study center and Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Freida Sima, Max, And The Golden Years

14 Av 5776 – August 17, 2016
Watching the puppy's wobbling walk, she named him Umbriago, similar to the word "drunk" in Italian and Spanish (embriagado).

Prophets Of Hope Amid Despair

7 Av 5776 – August 10, 2016
The Messiah, a descendant of the house of David, will establish a reign of righteousness and truth.

Man At The Center Of Creation

29 Tammuz 5776 – August 3, 2016
Torah and halacha are based on a different language, one that teaches responsibility and pride, freedom and merit, self-acceptance and natural morality.

The Two Jews Who Shared The First Nobel Prize In Medicine

22 Tammuz 5776 – July 27, 2016
The discovery ultimately established the major defense mechanism in innate immunity, for which he won his Nobel Prize.

‘Seek Hashem When He Can Be Found’

14 Tammuz 5776 – July 20, 2016
At that point we begin to understand that fast days provide us with a great gift: the chance to become close to the King of the Universe.

Freida Sima Reunites The Family

8 Tammuz 5776 – July 13, 2016
Taking her daughter's hand, Freida Sima once again rued her husband Mordche's communist polemics and political pessimism that Shirley had grown up with.

The Wisdom Of Kotzk

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 6, 2016
Religious man struggles first with maintaining the daily commitment but then with infusing that commitment with vitality and enthusiasm.

Iwo Jima – The Jewish Connection

24 Sivan 5776 – June 29, 2016
The defeat of the Japanese there provided an important foundation for our ultimate victory over Japan, and the battle became a symbol of the great sacrifices made by our fighting forces during the war.

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