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She Fostered Disabled Children
“Her message was that every person was made in the image of God.”
The Brave Young Ukrainian
He made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Heroic Nanny
Antonina Gordey was a Russian nanny who saved a little Jewish girl by pretending she was her own illegitimate child.
Shnooks at Sinai!
A you-are-there parable based on the greatest moment in human history!
The Amazing Story Of Shmuel The Glazier
“Shmuel the Glazier was from somewhere in Poland and came to the [camp] after they’d taken his entire family. No illusions. Lasted about four weeks in Quarantine. Winter was coming on, but he was pretty sure he needn’t worry about it. He gave himself about ten days [to live]. One can usually tell, just from the signs.”
America Was Founded On Torah
In a wonderful talk by R’ Tzvi Freeman at Maayon Yisroel last night, I learned that Thomas Jefferson’s first draft of the American Declaration of Independence (1776) stated, “We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal…”
The Cardinal Speaks Yiddish!
True story: There used to be a joke in Paris. What is the difference between the Chief Rabbi in France and the Cardinal of Paris?
A Fool’s Urgent Question
“Rabbi, what can I do? I know I’m a fool, but I don’t know what to do about it.”
Even Napoleon Could See The Temple Would Be Rebuilt
“They are still crying after 2,000 years?! A nation that mourns so long will never cease. They will surely return to their land and see the rebuilding of their Temple.” — Napoleon
The Thief And The Pomegranate Seed
Before his hanging, the thief made an offer.
Hanukkah in Germany, 1931
Directly across from the Posner home stood the Nazi headquarters. With the eight lights of the menorah glowing brightly in her window, Rabbi Posner’s wife, Rachel, snapped a photo of it and captured the Nazi flag in the background.