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Separation And Reunion

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

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’

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

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

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

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

A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From The Chofetz Chaim

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

After Max's death, Shirley and Chaskel had bought an apartment in Israel for the future. Suddenly the future was now.

‘Return In Mercy’

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

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

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

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

The Messiah, a descendant of the house of David, will establish a reign of righteousness and truth.

Man At The Center Of Creation

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

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’

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

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

Religious man struggles first with maintaining the daily commitment but then with infusing that commitment with vitality and enthusiasm.

Iwo Jima – The Jewish Connection

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

“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

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

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

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

As of 2016, the Nobel contingent from New York City public high schools stands at 42 (37 of them Jews).

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