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The Bernice Chronicles: Israel Adventure, Summer 1949

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.

Sinatra, Jews, And Israel

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.

Take The Long-Short Way

Strong listeners better understand others’ opinions and attitudes and are able to take this information into consideration when making decisions.

The Bernice Chronicles: Home Away From Home: The Bronx Y

Only after seeing a picture of the stately building online did I fully understand her emphatic reply.

I Survived Them All

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.

How You Shall Tell Your Son

We did not simply recount what occurred to our forefathers three thousand years ago.

Nixon’s Haggadah (And Other Notable Haggadot)

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.

The Five Most Important Things About Passover

Our family and friends became contem­porary versions of the twelve tribes joined by kinship, common faith, and mutual hopes and dreams.

Exploring Orthodox Jewish Midwood

In preparation for my new book, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows, I walked most of Brooklyn, 816 miles.

The Bernice Chronicles: Bernice And The Women’s Land Army

It wasn’t every day that a young woman from a traditional Jewish family volunteered for farm labor, but for Bernice, the decision was an easy one.

Purim And Food

The moment we focus on our physical satisfaction, we are extremely vulnerable to destructive influences.

Palestine Purim Potpourri

The following are some unusual items and associated stories involving the celebration of Purim in pre-state Eretz Yisrael.

The Bernice Chronicles: The Education Of Bernice Cohen

It didn't bother me having new classmates every year. I loved school, was curious, and enjoyed learning everything I could.

Lincoln And The Jews

The proximate cause of the Grant’s order to expel the Jews was the dire cotton shortage in the North, which gave rise to a wild black market in Southern cotton.

Unforgettable Uncle Lajos: The Life & Legacy Of Ludovit Feld

I was 20 at the time of my first escape attempt. It was unsuccessful – someone had informed the authorities of my plan – and I was sent home from the Czech - German border, back to my prison of invisible bars. That only made me more determined.

‘Do You Know Your Parents Are Heroes?’ The Story Behind ‘Operation Wedding’

The film dramatically documents the outcry in Europe, the United States, and Israel, with twenty-four governments and the Vatican intervening on behalf of the defendants, demanding their freedom.

No Flipping Allowed: How Gedolim Cards Captured A Market

Could rabbi cards become a denomination of classroom currency, a reward for good behavior and test scores?

The Bernice Chronicles: Four Generations Under One Roof

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.

The Art Of The Kotel

The following four artistic depictions of this most sacred Jewish site from my collection are among my personal favorites.

Return To Zion Reflections On My Aliyah

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.

Good Priest, Bad Priest

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.

Chanukah Cards And Jewish History

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.

U.S. Policy On Israel And The Obama-Trump Transition

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.

The Queen Who Never Needed A Crown

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.

The 1939 World’s Fair Palestine Pavilion

The World's Fair is in a way a reflection of mankind, its work and aspirations.

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