Tag Archives: Holocaust

Hans and Franz

Originally published September 13, 2010  Sometime in the mid 1990’s my parents, my wife Kathy, me and a few of the kids were sitting around the kitchen table in Windsor, Ontario and grumbling over some forgotten subject. Kathy said: “It’s the … Continue reading

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111011 – Jews Are From Jupiter

I entered Yom Kippur this year in an emotional state of despair. It was not so much that in two weeks I am going to have my right foot amputated, I have reconciled myself with that, it was the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Ah Kosher Un Freilichen Pesach

I was walking out of Zeman’s Bakery in Oak Park, Mi., a number of years ago when I chanced upon Morris Flatt. Morris is a real character, except for Shabbat he always dressed oddly and he also speaks with a … Continue reading

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I CAN’T BELIEVE

I can believe that the world is against us. If you are a student of Torah, then all you have to do is read the book of Deuteronomy and it is clear that, under certain conditions, Israel will suffer at the hands … Continue reading

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JEWOGRAPHY

A Beautiful Purim Story forwarded to me by Noe Gold The brand new Rabbi and his wife were newly assigned to their first congregation to reopen a Shul in suburban Brooklyn. They arrived in early February excited about their opportunities. … Continue reading

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To Give Thanks

When I owned a restaurant in Jerusalem in the 80’s, we did a big Thanksgiving business with transplanted Americans, as well as young American men and women studying in Israel. While a great many of them were orthodox and not … Continue reading

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The Girl With An Apple

In a world of Holocaust deniers, every story must be remembered. Professor Alvin Magid of Schenectady, NY sent me this story. A STORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST August 1942. Piotrkow , Poland . The sky was gloomy that morning as we waited anxiously. All … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht – The Night Of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass YitGadal V’YiKadash Sh’mei Rabbah – May His great Name grow exalted and distinguished. Today, November 9th, 2010 marks the 72nd anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust. Though the camps had not yet … Continue reading

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Tears that soften the heart.

Tears that soften the heart The Jewish calendar marks many events, some joyful, others filled with sorrow. Like our calendar, each of us live somewhere in between these two extremes. Recently, my life was turned upside down. Due to a … Continue reading

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