Washington, inspired by the message of the little Chanukah candles, went on with increased confidence and vigor to lead the Continental Army to an unlikely victory against the British.
Although this bringing in of light begins at home, it does not stop there. Such is the nature of light that when one lights a light for one’s own benefit, it benefits also all who are in the vicinity.
How many of us think of the heroin Yehudit and the heroic act she did to save all the Jewish people, especially the women? This is the story of Yehudit.
But by no means does the rich irony underscoring the Jewish domination of Christmas songs end with Berlin.
The image of the pious, simple and domestically maternal Jewish woman no longer appealed to these secularly educated girls.
The kids all dreamed about returning; rebuilding; putting their paradise back together again.
Filled with rage at the cruelty of the Nazis, she vowed to save as many Jewish children as she could.
As a Jew living in Israel I can express my burning desire that this whole country be united and focused on the same Jewish morals and values.
The customs are more than just charming traditions.
Even within the Catholic world, the bishops of some countries, such as Germany, acted autonomously, with only minimal input from Rome.
Hemingway’s antipathy to Eisenstaedt may well have been attributable to his general contempt for Jews.
We as Jewish people must remember daily who we are, and who we come from and who our forefathers were.
Wiesel’s somewhat inconsistent position on Solzhenitsyn reflected both praise and disappointment.
True there is a lot of wealth within the world of technology that enables us to do so much more than in generations past. However, it has also created a very cold and isolated generation.
The Reich, which considered Eretz Yisrael a suitable dumping ground for ridding itself of Jewish refugees and “misfits,” sought to bolster the weak German economy by reaping a financial windfall through a payoff from Zionist leaders.
Everyone wants to feel loved and accepted. Everyone wants to feel respected and honored. But what about the people who are never noticed?
It is both disconcerting and reassuring to sit in a bulletproof bus. The double glass, which is impossible to really clean, doesn’t lend itself to photography, so I thought I’d relax on the journey.
Because of the development of printing, female literacy gained some momentum, and a whole genre of women's Yiddish books was created.
We did get out state in 1948, but not thanks to the British.
Each tear of our mother Rachel nurtures in our, her children’s, consciousness the sense of “smallness.” She “nurses” us with her tears.
Approximately 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain ultimately misuse them and about 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
Originally constructed as a restaurant and heliport for the 1964 World’s Fair, Terrace On The Park is a marvel of Modernist design, with its signature T-shaped towers soaring 120 feet above the fairgrounds, now Flushing Meadows Park.
The Jews had traded in the traditional religion-based anti-Semitism of the Church for something new and more dangerous: a secular anti-Semitism based upon race, genetics, and economics.
With no special additions in any of the prayers, after such celebrations one can fall into sadness thinking the next holiday is Chanukah and it’s so far away.
Thanks to his ideas and efforts, Citroën’s company to become one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, but he always maintained an open mind and remained receptive to new suggestions.