Janusz Korczak, Closer than a Father

Janusz Korczak, Closer than a Father

by Joan Smith Polish Jewish national hero Janusz Korczak was a talented doctor, teacher, writer and advocate for children. But in the end, it is his selfless love and devotion that is remembered by everyone who learns of his story. Born Henryk Goldszmit in 1878, he...
Severed Roots and Limited Benefits

Severed Roots and Limited Benefits

by Christine Ege Response to Chapter 3 of Journey to the Holocaust:  Anti-Semitism, the Bible and History by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen While playing a strategy card game with our family recently, I learned a pivotal life lesson!  This particular game involves purchasing...
Righteousness in the Face of Slavery

Righteousness in the Face of Slavery

by Christine Ege Response to Chapter 2 of Journey to the Holocaust:  Anti-Semitism, the Bible and History by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen What does it take to qualify as an upstander – someone who swims against the tide and makes a decision to stand up for what is right?  ...
Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails

by Jan de Chambrier This is not a hardship. This is NOT a hardship. THIS IS NOT A HARDSHIP! I wish I’d kept a tally of all the times I’ve encouraged myself with these five words as life has dished out some fairly meaty challenges. I’m not talking about a hangnail or...
Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

Where does chocolate come from? Of course, we know that it came from Mexico and was carried by the Spanish conquerors back to Europe. But who then cultivated, processed and distributed chocolate around the world? Almost all of the people involved were Jewish! And many...
Historical TV Event in Jerusalem

Historical TV Event in Jerusalem

Emanuel Rund ( Google !)  Filmmy@aol.com Two days ago the tall building of the Israeli Television First Channel was torn down, amid a big party, music and speeches. Back in 1968 I was elected to be on the founding team of the 1st TV station of Israel. I worked...