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.
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.
Religious man struggles first with maintaining the daily commitment but then with infusing that commitment with vitality and enthusiasm.
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.
“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.
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.
Throughout the early years of his reign, Yannai had resisted taking any actions that the people would deem overly provocative.
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.
As of 2016, the Nobel contingent from New York City public high schools stands at 42 (37 of them Jews).
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."
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.
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.
There is a whole other transcendental level of delight, enchantment, and reverence that applies to collectors of Judaica documents.
This has served to lower the bar when it comes to accepted standards of morality while corroding some once-healthy American ideals.
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.
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...
As always, the idea is for invited participants to finish off in any way they wish sentence fragments we’ve given them.
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...
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.
“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.