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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.

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.

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