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The Jewish Settlement of Savannah, Georgia

5 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.

Self-Image And Barking Dogs (Part I)

Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.

The Niggun In Jewish Music

In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

Those Darn Cell Phones

Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always ask people to turn on their cell phones.

Hidden Agenda (Part Three)

27 Kislev 5766 – December 28, 2005
In Canada and the U.S., the government has passed new legislation to protect us.

Not Such ‘Stars Of David’ An Interview With Author Abigail Pogrebin

It may sound like the starkest of contradictions, but Abigail Pogrebin's Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (Broadway Books) is as depressing as it is addictive.

The Hidden Agenda (Part Two)

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
Last week I wrote about how some well-meaning professionals can manipulate the situation in order to get you to do what they feel is in your best interest.

Chanukah Gifts For Your Little Son’s Rebbe

Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.

Escape From The Inquisition

1 Kislev 5766 – December 1, 2005
"In 1478 at the request of the Spanish sovereigns Ferdinand and Isabella, Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84) issued a papal bull allowing for the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

Bris Mila During Colonial Times

1 Heshvan 5766 – November 2, 2005
Since the time of Avraham Aveinu, Jews have observed the mitzva of having their sons circumcised on the eighth day after birth.

Aaron Lopez, Colonial American Merchant Prince

3 Tishri 5766 – October 5, 2005
One cannot fully appreciate the life and accomplishments of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) unless one is familiar with the history of the Inquisition.

Maintaining Yiddishkeit In Colonial Times

28 Av 5765 – September 1, 2005
It was not easy to maintain tradition and religious observance in the sparsely settled American colonies.

Two Founding American Jewish Fathers

28 Tammuz 5765 – August 3, 2005
"The twenty-three Jews who sailed into New Amsterdam harbor on a September day in 1654 were to found the first Jewish community in what is today the United States.

Jews Settle In New York

In 1654 the Portuguese recaptured the city of Recife, Brazil from the Dutch. This marked the end of the vibrant Jewish community that had flourished under the Dutch beginning in 1630.

Recife – The First Jewish Community In The New World

Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

When Your Mind Goes Blank

9 Iyyar 5765 – May 18, 2005
Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.

Getting Out Of The Driver’s Seat In Someone Else’s Car

I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.

The Other Side Of Workaholics

2 Iyyar 5765 – May 11, 2005
Last week I told Moshe's and Richard's stories. These two men gave their all to their jobs despite the diseases that made it more and more difficult to do so.

The First Jew To Live In North America

The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America.

Workaholics

My generation, for the most part, had a very strong work ethic. It came, perhaps, because many of us grew up as children of immigrants and we inherited it from our parents.

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