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Chanukah Nights

My sisters and I returned home from school on that first night of Chanukah the year we moved, myself only nine years old, ears and nose bright red from cold. Inside the house, hand-drawn decorations crowded the walls and a fire crackled merrily in the fireplace, suffusing the living room with leaping golden warmth. The … Read more

Tragedy Hits a Young Family in Israel

Yoni and Shu are now in the hospital, sitting round the clock in the ICU with their son Ephraim, who was seriously injured in a terrible car accident Saturday night.  Ephraim’s wife Tzippy was killed instantly together with their 3-week old daughter Noam. 


Liebe Freunde, Irving Roth überlebte Auschwitz, einen Todesmarsch und Buchenwald als Teenager, und ich hatte kürzlich die Ehre, ein Wochenende mit ihm und seiner Frau zu verbringen. Heute ist er ein süßer und lustiger 90-jähriger Mann, der seine Erfahrungen teilt, in der Hoffnung die Welt zu einem besseren Ort zu machen und dafür zu sorgen, … Read more

The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

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For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. Isaiah 51:3