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Mediterranean Blues

23 Iyyar 5772 – May 15, 2012
Young IDF soldier playing saxophone on the Tel Aviv boardwalk near Jaffa, May 3, 2012. "The port area is a mixed suburb of buildings, interlaced...

Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman Sees New Era In Holocaust Restitution

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
“We feel that this is a critical moment in the history of property restitution,” Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, told The Jewish Press last week, after returning from a weeklong trip to Europe.

‘That’s How I Was Raised And I Turned Out Okay!’ (Conclusion)

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
"What do you mean, 'controlling'? This is called parenting! I'm doing what I'm supposed to do. I'm being responsible. I'm parenting my children the same way my parents parented me. If it worked then, there's nothing to question; it'll work now. Besides, look at me; I turned out okay!"

‘That’s How I Was Raised And I Turned Out Okay!’ (First...

15 Adar 5769 – March 11, 2009
There is something to be said about hearing a story with a yiddishe ta'am (taste). However, when the context changes, and the cultural inflection and accent are omitted, the panache wanes. Such was my recent experience after having heard a well-known tale modified to suit the eclectic assemblage of the audience. For you, my dear readership, though, I offer the original version as I heard it many years ago (for a deeper experience, as you read the text imagine how these characters would sound and look).

Tzimmes Chicken

2 Tishri 5769 – October 1, 2008
Come Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, there are extra guests for dinner; I am always looking for a tasty family meal that everyone will enjoy.

The Rav Davens ‘Too Slow’

10 Av 5767 – July 25, 2007
In the early 1970's, my father, HaRav Moshe Aharon Shapiro, z"l, served as rabbi of a kosher, shomer Shabbos hotel in the Catskills. During one of those summers, my brother-in-law invited us to use his bungalow over the July 4th weekend. On Sunday we drove from the bungalow colony to visit my parents, arriving at the hotel between Minchah and Ma'ariv.

You Can’t Go Home: Digital Art By Shulamit Tibor

23 Nisan 5764 – April 14, 2004
We all attempt to reap sustenance from the past. Our collective heritage acts as a foundation of cultural values necessary for us to build into the future.

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