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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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