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Jun 26, 2018, 9:40 AM
Never forget, despite the pain of remembering
Recently, I watched the award-winning movie, The Devil’s Arithmetic. It ís about a modern-day American girl, Hannah, who is apathetic to her Jewish roots and especially to her family’s survival from the Holocaust. Repeatedly, Hannah brushes off her relatives who want to tell her what...
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Jun 25, 2018, 12:13 AM
The Times They Are A-Changin’
CHANGING TIMES — The German government just signed a deal to lease drones manufactured in Israel. This means that the Luftwaffe is flying Israeli aircraft and the Israeli navy is operating German U-boats. Meanwhile, the Israeli government wished the Saudi soccer team success in its...
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Jun 20, 2018, 10:18 PM
Are Nazi Comparisons Fair?
The Holocaust was so horrific and unique, that comparisons belittle the meaning of that period of world history. So it is with comparing Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy of family separation. We’re not talking about mass extermination and genocide. Just a policy built on...
Jun 19, 2018, 12:11 AM
Please Don’t Burn Israel Anymore
So why does Hamas in Gaza keep sending thousands of incendiary kites and flaming balloons into Israel? On one hand, they claim a “March of Return” to Israel–even though it’s the Jewish people that were forcibly expelled from just about every country in Europe and...
Jun 18, 2018, 11:14 PM
The 2,000-year-old synagogue at Gamla, the oldest yet found in Israel.
Under a burning sun, I climb a rocky basalt ridge on the Golan Heights, surrounded by deep gorges, high above the Sea of Galilee, eager to view the ruins of the ancient city of Gamla. There is a fantastic view up here onto the plateau,...
Jun 18, 2018, 10:53 AM
Grief and responsibility: How do we carry a legacy, and transform loss into lasting impact?
How do we turn loss into positive impact? My 3rd TEDx Talk from an unexpected transformation My most recent TEDx Talk was in Jacksonville, Florida, 4/7/18 for TEDxFSCJ: Barriers, and is now live, in honor of my grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, my grandfather, an ex-partisan...
Gerald C. Skolnik
Jun 15, 2018, 8:29 AM
Getting personal about depression
I share our story with you to shatter the myth that everyone you see socially is a model of perfection or wellness
Jun 15, 2018, 7:09 AM
Making a blessing before we exercise!
It’s not too far of a stretch to imagine that, for most of us, our daily routines center around sedentary activities. We sit around a lot during the day, whether at our desk, or waiting in traffic, or unwinding at home with friends and family....
Jun 15, 2018, 7:05 AM
Academic Achievement Versus Diversity
Years ago, elite schools restricted the admission of Jews. Today is the turn of Asians. The mission of the eight specialized public high schools in NYC is to educate the highest achieving students. Their academic achievement is measured solely by their score on an admission...
Graciela Berger Wegsman
Jun 14, 2018, 10:48 PM
Soccer Fever! Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup/ La Copa Mundial de Fútbol 2018
Today is a big day being celebrated by millions of people around the world: the 2018 FIFA World Cup is beginning and the whole world is watching. This is not just any other tournament; I just heard on NPR that 3 billion people are expected...