There are moments in time that define an era, and for New York's ethnic communities of African-Americans and Jews that moment came on May 9th, 1968, when Fred Nauman, a junior high school teacher in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn and 18 other educators received letters telling them that the predominantly African-American local school district had fired them.
An old Native American expression admonishes us to "Never judge a man until you walk a mile in his moccasins."
Do we say the Kaddish to honor our lost ones, to satisfy our own innate yearnings, or to teach the next generation?
My cousin Phil, of Los Angeles, once told me - what I consider an apocryphal story - that during the Korean War, when he was stationed in Hong Kong, he was seeking a synagogue for Friday evening services and was told to go to a small shul atop a hill.
You probably know or perhaps are a single Jewish adult who needs this book, and here it is. Popular author Lisa Aiken examines the range of issues plaguing the aging Jewish singles community and she presents the solutions to them.
Presenting this subject from a positive point of view in The Jewish Press is akin to 'preaching to the choir,' but Prof. Dershowitz brings his many years of legal training and expertise - and a lifetime of involvement with the Zionist cause - to bear on the subject.
Europe had its royalty, its nobility... and its Rothschilds.
The sub-title is of The Miracle of the Seventh Day is A Guide to the Spiritual Meaning, Significance and Weekly Practice of the Jewish Sabbath, written by Rabbi Steinsaltz, a leader among the activists of the Kiruv movement, this very attractively published volume is designed to be a working tool toward assisting the newly initiated toward understanding the hidden meanings of prayer.
There may be some who would wish this book, and this subject matter, to not be discussed at all; to shove it back into some secret corner whence it came. "Don't air dirty linen in public!"
Prof. Benny Morris, who currently instructs at Ben-Gurian University in Israel, has written an interesting history of General Sir John Glubb, the last British pro-Consul in the Mid-East, who served as commander of Trans Jordan's 'Arab Legion' before, during and immediately following the 1948 Israel War of Independence through the 1956 Suez crisis.
Hear Deeply Strugglers with the Infinite Oh, Infinite, What Was, What Is and Whatever Will Be Our Power in the natural world Infinite, What Was, What Is and Whatever Will B One, Absolute Oneness, Perfect Unity.
Willard Gaylin, M.D., a prominent psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, has written one of the most important recent books dealing with the etiology of all kinds of hatred, including those that are purely personal, and that may have actual meaning, of the person who hates, as well as those derived from delusional thought, including (but certainly not limited to), anti-Semitism.
Yaffa Ganz' realistic and enjoyable characters are updated and fun for their readers. The charm of the Levi family is that they speak without the stilted goody-goody dialogue sometimes found in juvenile literature. A typical sample of this happens in a chapter entitled "The J&S Employment Agency."
Is there anyone among us who doesn't know the pivotal role in the establishment of The State of Israel played by Chaim Weizmann; or Ben Gurian; or U.S. President Harry Truman; or countless other well-known personalities?