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May 3, 2019, 6:55 PM
Lilacs at Auschwitz
One of my favorite elements of my childhood home in Baltimore, Maryland, was the lilac bush that grew wild along our driveway. No matter how hard my father and countless gardeners tried to tame it, the bush refused to...
Apr 24, 2017, 8:06 PM
Never Before Heard ‘Never Again’
At school, my sons received two candles bearing names of fallen brothers, Jews who fell between the cracks years after leaving grieving mothers. With kindled flame, we huddled close and all pronounced their names aloud, Never shall they be forgotten, unrecalled or...
Nov 23, 2015, 2:02 PM
Sons of Agony
Twice a year a simple question shakes me to my core, With heights of joy and depths of dread I'd never felt before. Their birthday candles burning bright, my two young sons review, How many years until they stand to shield the...
Sep 20, 2015, 10:48 AM
It’s About Time: The Importance of ‘Salty Egg Moments’
A few months ago, a colleague and I began our business day at the Renaissance Tel Aviv solidifying the details of an upcoming conference we were organizing for an important international client. To our great surprise, the hotel's hospitality...
Jun 29, 2015, 7:46 AM
Conquering divorce and embracing life
I can't believe that it's only been 10 months since my last blog post. Honestly, it seems like a lifetime ago. And in a way, it was. Over the last year, I got divorced, moved into a new home, found...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:34 AM
The hole story
A graveside epiphany on the need to spread praise for people while they are still among the living
Jan 27, 2014, 8:41 AM
Saving Mr. Reich
Remembering a man who spent most -- but not all -- of his adult life girding himself against the pain of the Holocaust
Jan 8, 2014, 11:46 AM
Aliyah lessons from Sylvester Stallone
My family has developed a profound love of pajamas. It is deep and unconditional. We are also quite fond of each other. The alignment of these two factors translates into a strong preference for "nights in" (rather than out...
Nov 20, 2013, 11:07 AM
Sufganiyot: Pick a winner
The man who knows way too much about the subject offers his hard-won wisdom on the Hanukkah delicacy
Oct 14, 2013, 8:44 AM
A tribute to the bonds of growing up in the same family and an ode to one guy's BSF (Best Sister Forever)
Elie Klein (aka "the Donut Guy") is a proud papa and a non-profit public relations specialist living in Bet Shemesh. Prior to "the big move," he served as the North American Director of the Jewish Agency for Israel's Na'ale/Elite Academy Program.