Category Archives: Religion

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

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

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 the

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

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 the

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

comic cartoon homophobia

Hating Love in the Name of God

Why do so many still hate in the name of Religion? Taking it to its ugliest extreme is this latest mass killing in  a gay nightclub in Orlando where  one man shot and killed 49 people, injuring over 50  because

comic cartoon homophobia

Hating Love in the Name of God

Why do so many still hate in the name of Religion? Taking it to its ugliest extreme is this latest mass killing in  a gay nightclub in Orlando where  one man shot and killed 49 people, injuring over 50  because

NY Daily News Headline KKK Leader Supports

Never Forget

Worth remembering on Holocaust Remembrance Day: David Duke applauds Trump for thwarting “the Jewish supremacists who control our country.” On his radio program on Wednesday, the former Klu Kux Klan leader launched into an anti Semitic tirade: “I think these

NY Daily News Headline KKK Leader Supports

Never Forget

Worth remembering on Holocaust Remembrance Day: David Duke applauds Trump for thwarting “the Jewish supremacists who control our country.” On his radio program on Wednesday, the former Klu Kux Klan leader launched into an anti Semitic tirade: “I think these

Life Magazine cover Wisconsin Primary 1960 JFK and Humphrey

Wisconsin Primary 1960

In late March 1960 a yet to turn 43-year-old Senator from Massachusetts was near the beginning of his long hard struggle for the presidency when he arrived in Wisconsin to face off Minnesota’s popular senator. Just as it may in

Life Magazine cover Wisconsin Primary 1960 JFK and Humphrey

Wisconsin Primary 1960

In late March 1960 a yet to turn 43-year-old Senator from Massachusetts was near the beginning of his long hard struggle for the presidency when he arrived in Wisconsin to face off Minnesota’s popular senator. Just as it may in