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Hope in the Darkest Hours

On September 1st, seventy-five years ago, German forces swept into Poland to open one of the most demented chapters of the last century. A year later, Jews were forced into the infamous Warsaw Ghetto (pictured above) to be eliminated by starvation, exposure and infectious disease: after the Ghetto was liquidated, the Germans used  222 more words

Picture Books

“The fighters were cut off from the rest of the world…not offered any assistance. . ." Three must-read books.

“The fighters were cut off from the rest of the world…not offered any assistance or encouragement.. as far as were concerned, they did not exist. . 607 more words


Paradox of Parallels

A paradox is something that seemingly can’t be true but indeed may be true.  In the so-called Israel/Gaza “war” we are faced with a strange paradox of parallels. 788 more words


A Disgrace

This post is more of a rant than an editorial, but seeing as I can hardly believe what I just heard I felt the need to do this.   158 more words

Wieliczka Salt Mines & Warsaw, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mines 

On our second full day in Krakow, we got up at 5:45AM to get ready and make it to the salt mine for one of the first tours. 603 more words

Eastern Europe

Israel's latest attack against the Palestinians - Gaza today resembles the Warsaw Ghetto of yesterday

Israel’s latest incursion into the Gaza strip, entitled Operation Protective Edge, is part of the long-term strategy of the Israeli state to blockade and collectively punish the Palestinians in that territory. 2,200 more words


Update below.

When confused Israeli blogger Yochanan Gordon yesterday maundered about a “permissible genocide” in Gaza and The Times of Israel posted this lunacy (but fortunately… 405 more words