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Feb 14, 2019, 3:19 PM
Israelis, vote! In the European elections
Nearly half a million of you can vote in EU elections in May -- you should do so, just don't support extremists
Feb 14, 2019, 10:44 AM
Being a Jew on the Emerald Island
Ireland. An island rich in history, natural beauty and folklore. The name itself conjures up countless positive images in the mind: A welcoming neighbourhood pub, fantastically rhythmic traditional music, countless cheerful toasts over local ales. Many of these images...
Reuven Chaim Klein
Feb 13, 2019, 9:42 PM
Titzaveh: Is Cotton a Type of Linen?
The Hebrew language has several words to refer to "linen”: pishtah/pishtan/pishtim (“flax”), butz, sheish (Yoma 71b), and bahd (Zevachim 18b). In fact, the Talmud explicitly defines the last two words as “linen” — which is known in the Talmud as kitna (see also Targum to Ex. 9:31). The word kitna refers to “linen”...
Raymond M. Berger
Feb 11, 2019, 7:41 AM
Those who seek to destroy today’s Jewish state no longer cry, “Go Back to Palestine.” Now they cry, “Go back to Europe.” Juden Raus! Jews Out! At about 7:00 am on November 8, 1938, a gaggle of thirty Hitler youth in brown...
Feb 10, 2019, 9:04 PM
February winds: The story of one painting
A tale of Nazis, Solzenitsyn, Gulag, the unspeakable horror of China’s Laogai camp, and the needed redemption of humanity
Feb 4, 2019, 5:34 PM
The skeptic’s kaddish for the atheist, 29
No small number of the memories evoked for me by my father's death are those of his most oft used expressions, but his voice is fading from my recollections. I am struggling to hear the sound of him; but his...
Jan 29, 2019, 10:30 PM
The DAY and The MEMORY.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commemorations and Commemorations.
Jan 28, 2019, 2:58 PM
Bar mitzvahs in Slovakia
These Jewish life-cycle events are important not because they are novel, but because they add a link to a continuous chain
Grant Arthur Gochin
Jan 28, 2019, 7:31 AM
Lithuania Markets Holocaust Revisionism
Lithuania’s diplomats are slowly coming to the realization that denial of Lithuanian participation in the Holocaust is neither credible, nor a winning strategy. So they have moved to Plan B: obscure the responsibility of local Nazi collaborators, some of...
Jan 28, 2019, 6:55 AM
In the mirror of Shoah: Reflections on the Holocaust
Not These Pictures For many decades, there was an artistic silence on the abyss of the Shoah, understandably. The shock of the generation that had to witness the Shoah did paralyse the creativity, expectedly. Of course, there were people who...