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I believe Mystically and Magically Great Grandma Chava Watches Over Me

Even though I was born long after the Holocaust ended, I have a connection that defies logic. I am named for my great grandmother Chava. She was hidden during the war and was murdered when she returned to the farm her family owned by the people who occupied and stole it. 863 more words


Who Are the Jews in Israel Today?

Growing up under Christian Zionist and dispensationalist teachings, I took for granted that the following narrative that was presented to me was the correct one: 1,811 more words


Old Photographs Bring Memories to Life

My siblings and I recently spent a weekend together cleaning the attic, basement and garage of a house in the Catskills that our family has owned for well over 50 years.   980 more words


"The New Joys of Yiddish"

I finally got this book in the mail and am completely enthralled by it. Years ago I heard about it but until I started watching interview clips from the Yiddish Book Center’s website, I never really had an interest to learn Yiddish. 368 more words


Hashem's Messenger

A Yid is a shaliach shel mylah, a shaliach vu air is, is air der koach hamshaliach; der yisron hamalah in neshamos legabei malachim – vos bah neshamos is dos al pi haTorah… 46 more words


Old Beginnings: Dara Horn's The World to Come

Languages fade from tongue and memory. Stories are lost. Do we have a right or a duty to tell them?

Dara Horn’s The World to Come… 1,024 more words


General Coffin, Meet Doctor Butcher

Yes, those are real names of Las Cruces personages who must be at the receiving end of constant jokes. I know I couldn’t resist when Dr. 372 more words

Dr. Butcher