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  • 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. 

     

  • The Tiny Torah in Space

    As the Chief Rabbi of Holland died, he pressed a Torah scroll, no taller than four and a half inches, firmly into Joachim Joseph’s hand, commanding him to keep it and always tell its story. 

  • THE JEWISH BASEBALL HERO

    Fifty years ago, Sandy Koufax became a hero to American Jews by refusing to pitch in the World Series on Yom Kippur. 

  • Louis Armstrong Wore A Star Of David

    Louis Armstrong, the famous Jazz musician, wore a Star of David throughout most of his adult life.  

  • Hanukkah in the Ghetto

    Hanukkah in the ghetto. Never before in Jewish Warsaw were there as many Hanukkah celebrations as in this year of the wall… 
     

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