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Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Who Is Raising Your Children?

Though the summer is long gone, and depending where you live, the trees might be changing colors, there may even be snow on the ground - some of the people I meet are still "smarting" from their camp experience.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

In The Embrace Of Mama Rachel

"Mama Rachel, I missed you!" I half-sob. "Mama Rachel . . . how could I have waited so long to visit you?!"

The Other Side of the Story (Part II)

Last week I wrote about Judy and Miriam, two women of different ages and experience, who were closer than mother and daughter until misunderstanding pushed them apart.

Was The ‘Rabbi’ Really A Missionary?

The story of Jacob Mayer is one of the most bizarre in the annals of American Jewish history. In order to understand how such a thing could have occurred, one must keep in mind that for many years America was a Jewish free-for-all.

The Power Of Words

The first half of the following poem is loosely based on a true situation as shared with me by a very close friend whose family "culture" was to "good- naturedly" tease one another or make gentle fun of each other's looks and actions.

Tragedy In Bilgoraj Jewish Cemetery

Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

Tragedy In Bilgoraj Jewish Cemetery

Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

The Other Side Of The Story (Part I)

Miriam and Judy were close. Even though their ages and lifestyles were very different, they connected.

Bilgoraj Landsleit Reunion

For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

Bilgoraj Landsleit Reunion

For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

Too Busy With Kiruv to Remember Chesed (Part I)

We live in a time where there is a great need for kiruv (outreach). Many Jewish children are growing up with little or no knowledge of their Jewish heritage.

Bubby? Who Me?

When my oldest grandchild, Penina Bracha, was born three years ago on Yom Kippur, the fact that there was now a third generation in the family - two after me, didn't really have any major impact on how I viewed myself.

Passing The Torch: The Piotrkow Shabbaton

Last week I wrote how important it is that the second generation of Holocaust survivors begin to take over the work of preserving the memory of Jewish life and culture in the many towns and cities that had been mostly destroyed during the Shoah.

Electionshpiel Special

Question: For whom will you be voting in next month's presidential election?

The Right To Ask, Or Not

Last week I discussed whether a close friend has a right to expect to know everything that is going on in our lives in order for them to be supportive of us.

Passing The Torch

In just a few weeks we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the day that, for many people, marks the beginning of the Shoah.

The Right To Know

I had a very wise friend who once told me that when her kids were young, she wanted them to tell her everything that went on in their lives.

Al Chait… (For The Sin…)

Every year as we sit in shul during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we make a chesbon nefesh - a reckoning of our actions and reactions.

Not Only Is It The Right Thing To Do, It May Get You What...

We are bombarded with requests for Tzedakah (charity) and it is our responsibility to give.

Irena’s Vow – Honoring A Tzadekes

It is customary before the Yamim Noraim, the High Holy Days, to look back at the past and strive to do better the following year, through Teshuvah.

Bringing Torah Education To Baltimore

There are those who have the foresight to establish institutions that leave a lasting impression on Klal Yisrael. One such man was Rabbi Abraham Nachman Schwartz, who founded Yeshiva Torah ve-Emunah Hebrew Parochial School in Baltimore.

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