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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).

The Avenger Of Ukrainian Jewry

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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...

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