Category Archives: Religion

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

I Married a Refugee

  I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out

I Married a Refugee

  I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Claus for a Cause

Just as both sides in a war claim God on their side, so WWII American’s enlisted Santa to help fight their battle. This 1944 ad for Interwoven Socks should be filed under vintage advertising we are not likely to see

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Claus for a Cause

Just as both sides in a war claim God on their side, so WWII American’s enlisted Santa to help fight their battle. This 1944 ad for Interwoven Socks should be filed under vintage advertising we are not likely to see

Roy Moore anti gay, Jewish cartoons

Roy Moore Unfit For Public Office

This moral misfit is just plain unfit to be a United States Senator! Without even mentioning the horror of his pedophilia allegations, Roy Moore has always been completely and uniquely unfit for public office. Let’s not forget his vile comments

Roy Moore anti gay, Jewish cartoons

Roy Moore Unfit For Public Office

This moral misfit is just plain unfit to be a United States Senator! Without even mentioning the horror of his pedophilia allegations, Roy Moore has always been completely and uniquely unfit for public office. Let’s not forget his vile comments

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry