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With the recent publication of volume five of his commentary on the Torah, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, has completed a landmark work “I … more
Perhaps one of the most nefarious myths of World War II was that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin liberated the Jews from the Nazi evil and ended the Holocaust. I call this a myth because based … more
A new work, “The Jews Should Keep Quiet,” details the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust. The author is the distinguished Shoah … more
The year is 1970. Imagine yourself at age 17, experiencing an enjoyable summer in Israel with friends and family. You’re looking forward to going home to Trenton, New … more
With the observance of Tisha B’ Av almost upon us, a new biography was recently published by ArtScroll entitled Faith Amid the Flames, the story of Holocaust survivor Reb Yosef Friedenson, … more
Grenade! The very mention of the word can send shudders down the spine of even the most battle-hardened soldier. The instinct is to run. But on the first of Av, during the 2006 war in Lebanon, … more
When I was growing up on New York’s Lower East Side, one of the greatest people, who was to become in our time one of America’s most prominent literary figures, was Herman Wouk. His … more
Midway through the month of Tammuz, our religious focus shifts to observances commemorating the saddest events in our history. The destruction of the two Temples, the murders and massacres of … more
When I was growing up on New York’s Lower East Side, one of the greatest American literary figures was Herman Wouk. His reputation was great because of the books he wrote, which are cited in … more
This week we are focusing on an autobiography of Isaac Sturm, titled Filling in the Pieces: A Survival Story of the Holocaust [Gefen Publishing, 2019], timed to the upcoming observance of the Three … more
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