"We should practice Judaism just as they did in Europe" is a sentiment one is likely to hear in haredi and yeshivish communities. "We shouldn't act any differently just because we're in America."
He's not Jewish, he's not Lithuanian and he's not a librarian but Wyman Brent, an American from San Diego, is building a Jewish library in Vilna.
Some of history's greatest paintings have explored tragedy, from Francisco Goya's "Saturn Devouring his Son" and etching series on "The Disasters of War" to Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" to John Singer Sargent's "Gassed."
Gita Gordon's well-structured, interesting historic fiction contains the building blocks of a decent society.
Much like the Jewish people themselves, the legacy of Jewish Art has miraculously survived seemingly endless assaults over the past two centuries.
In 1924 Harry Fischel had occasion to visit the town of Eishishok in Lithuania.
Return To Cafe HillelAfter sitting shiva for my brother, Dr. David Applebaum, my family and I returned twice to the very spot where he...
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