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Rachel's Tomb

Our matriarch’s tomb looks tragically different today. Security walls, cameras and barbed wire guard the site from terrorism.

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?