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Mar 22, 2015, 3:29 PM
RepubLikud: The Time Has Come
It’s time to end the charade. Israeli campaigns are famous for the merger of two parties to run as a unified slate. Enough working in the shadows. The Republican party and the Likud party belong together. I propose the...
May 26, 2014, 6:45 PM
Ribak Family Portrait: The Story Evolves
In 1911 in Siedlice, Poland the family of David and Devorah Rybak dressed up and gathered in a photographer's studio for a family portrait. Little could they imagine how that picture would be used in the years to come...
Apr 20, 2014, 5:01 PM
NYC: April 19, 1944
"It is April 19th, 1944. Thousands of mourners silently march from a service at the Warsaw synagogue on Rivington Street to City Hall. A few carry signs: "Save Those Jews in Poland Who Can Yet Be Saved!" and, "Three...
Jan 8, 2014, 9:35 PM
An about face: US White Protestants and Israel
A most remarkable change has occurred within the US White Protestant community in its attitude towards Israel. Throughout the Zionist struggle to establish the State and through it's early years the traditional White Protestant community was not supportive and...
Nov 14, 2013, 6:43 PM
Reconnecting Through Yad Vashem: The Turners And The Kolbs
My father, Morris Turner, was born in Nadworna, Poland (now part of Ukraine), but grew up in Vienna. After the Anschluss, he had an opportunity to escape to England but he would not leave without his mother. He was...
Oct 29, 2013, 4:11 PM
Shtetls: We Can’t Forget You. Please Remember Us.
Social media is ablaze with those yearning for stories of their ancestors in the shtetls. Travel agents are busy organizing shtetl tours. People are checking their DNA to examine the origins of their bloodlines and to search for lost...
Oct 15, 2013, 5:14 PM
The Remarkable Eleanora Grad: A Survivor’s Story
The Shoah struck our Jewish community in so many different ways. I had the privilege this past summer in being part of an interview of a beautiful woman named Eleanora Grad. Her survival story is not the typical one...
Oct 2, 2013, 7:04 PM
Turner? Your Name Must Have Been Changed!
Whenever someone questioned my father on the origin of our last name of Turner, he would respond that it was never changed. When someone would ask about a famous entertainer or athlete named Turner, who was of course not...
Sep 27, 2013, 5:50 PM
American Jews to Israel: We’re Watching You
There was a time when the non-Hebrew speaking American Jew was very limited in obtaining information on the everyday goings on and current events in Israel. The American newspapers and periodicals that we read regularly were of course very...
Sep 20, 2013, 6:37 PM
Where Have You Gone Berriman Street?
Berriman Street is a street in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The neighborhood was the settling grounds of Jewish refugees seeking to escape from the tenements of the Lower East Side in the early 1900’s. My mother...
Dr. Steven S.Turner is a practicing dentist in Howard Beach, NY. He was educated in the NYC public schools, Queens College, and the NYU College of Dentistry. He spent a summer studying in the Hebrew University Mt. Scopus campus in 1971.