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Reaping The Fruits Of His Labor

25 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Reb Pinchos, born in Romania, moved shortly after birth with his parents to Vienna. As a teenager, he learned in another city and took his Gemara with him. Pinchos remembered how his rebbe always liked to teach from his Gemara.

Torah Is The Greatest Treasure

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
The inhabitants of Simonia once came to Rav Yehuda HaNasi (also known as Rebbe) and asked him to recommend a scholar to serve as their rav, dayan, teacher and sofer. Rebbe sent them Levi ben Sisi.

Eyes To See

13 Sivan 5771 – June 15, 2011
Some years ago, I came across a Polish-Jewish newspaper published in the early thirties. It was a time when the winds of anti-Semitism were blowing throughout Europe, with particular force in Poland. I searched through every page of the paper and was appalled to find not even a hint of the tragedy that was looming for the Jewish people.

Just The Facts, Ma’am

4 Tammuz 5770 – June 16, 2010
The trusty folks at CAMERA have assembled a handy guide to the falsehoods and facts surrounding the Gaza flotilla. Some salient excerpts:

Two More Boats On Way To Gaza

20 Sivan 5770 – June 2, 2010
JERUSALEM - In the wake of Israel's military operation against the Mavi Marmara (see main story, page 1), IDF General Staff Operations Commander Col. Itzik Turjeman told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday that two additional Hamas-supporting ships were on their way to Gaza. He said they too would be intercepted, hinting that electronic means might be used.

It’s My Opinion: Never Again

14 Tevet 5770 – December 30, 2009
In 1939 the Nazi regime was gaining a terrifying momentum. Nine-hundred-and-thirty Jews tried to flee the nightmare that was about to descend. The SS St. Louis sailed from Germany. The terrified passengers knew what was happening. They were desperate.

Mordecai Sheftall – Revolutionary War Patriot

13 Tishri 5770 – September 30, 2009
In Savannah, Georgia, there is a memorial to the American Revolution called Battlefield Memorial Park. One of the markers there is for Colonel Mordecai Sheftall.

Putting the Oy Back into ‘Ahoy’

16 Tishri 5769 – October 15, 2008
They did not sing "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Manischewitz," nor do they ever seem to appear in any of the Disney films about pirates in the Caribbean.

Parshat Va’eira

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Va’eira

"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

The Longer, Shorter Way

17 Shevat 5766 – February 15, 2006
"See, I was standing right there," I hold out the brochure for my children, pointing to the famous Panama Canal.

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.

Travel Guides From Pelican Publishing

14 Adar I 5765 – February 23, 2005
Our friend, Mr. Ben G. Frank - the famous, inimitable Judaic travel writer - has written a new edition of A Travel Guide To The Jewish Caribbean & South America.

Title: G.I. Jews; How World War II Changed A Generation

12 Heshvan 5765 – October 27, 2004
More than a half-million of all Jewish citizens of the United States, nearly ten percent, served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II.

Title: No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains And The Sinking of The Dorchester...

27 Sivan 5764 – June 16, 2004
During the Second World War, a top-secret mission was organized to establish a military base in Greenland that would enable the recent invention of radar to be tested.

A Job Well Done By Mike Wallace

29 Adar 5762 – March 13, 2002
Surely any but the most obtuse regular visitors to this space will understand just how painful it is for the Monitor to extend even the slightest praise to "60 Minutes" hatchet man Mike Wallace.

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