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‘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.

Freida Sima’s Family And The Holocaust

17 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
“We took nothing, as we thought we would come home in a few days, but we never came home,” Sheindl recalled. She never saw Shaja again.

Shattered Hearts…Broken Dreams

10 Sivan 5776 – June 15, 2016
While he frequently brought “friends” home, Josh never let on how this one was friendless, or how the other was someone he’d spotted sitting on a stoop outdoors looking miserable.

Restoring The Glory Of Torah

3 Sivan 5776 – June 8, 2016
Throughout the early years of his reign, Yannai had resisted taking any actions that the people would deem overly provocative.

‘Peril For Israel Wherever It Looked’ By Abba Eban

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
In short, there was peril for Israel wherever it looked. Its manpower had been hastily mobilized. Its economy and commerce were beating with feeble pulses. Its streets were dark and empty. There was an apocalyptic air of approaching peril. And Israel faced this danger alone.

Bernie, Barney, And Other Brooklyn Jewish Old-Timers

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
As of 2016, the Nobel contingent from New York City public high schools stands at 42 (37 of them Jews).

The Avenger Of Ukrainian Jewry

11 Iyyar 5776 – May 18, 2016
According to Schwartzbard, "When the policeman told me Petlura was dead I could not hide my joy. I leaped forward and threw my arms about his neck," and when the gendarme, Roger Mercier, asked Schwartzbard if he was the shooter, he replied, "I have killed a great assassin."

Freida Sima Goes To War

4 Iyyar 5776 – May 11, 2016
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.

Translating My Father’s Holocaust Memoir

27 Nisan 5776 – May 4, 2016
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.

Rav Herzog’s ‘Rabbits’ And Other Rabbinic Pesach Correspondence

20 Nisan 5776 – April 27, 2016
There is a whole other transcendental level of delight, enchantment, and reverence that applies to collectors of Judaica documents.

Bondage In The ‘Land Of The Free’

13 Nisan 5776 – April 20, 2016
This has served to lower the bar when it comes to accepted standards of morality while corroding some once-healthy American ideals.

The Photo On The Wall

10 Nisan 5776 – April 18, 2016
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.

Freida Sima’s Mother Comes To America

28 Adar II 5776 – April 6, 2016
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...

What’s Your Jewish Perspective? The 2016 Presidential Race

21 Adar II 5776 – March 30, 2016
As always, the idea is for invited participants to finish off in any way they wish sentence fragments we’ve given them.

The Purim Association

14 Adar II 5776 – March 23, 2016
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...

A Home For All Seasons

7 Adar II 5776 – March 16, 2016
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.

Freida Sima And The Great Depression

30 Adar I 5776 – March 9, 2016
“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.

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