Posts Tagged: history

Before They Were Fathers – A Post Father’s Day Post

It was 1937 and these two dapper gentlemen on opposite sides of the globe were young men with their lives just starting out. Being a father was far from either man’s mind. Both Jews, their lives would take extraordinarily different

Before They Were Fathers – A Post Father’s Day Post

It was 1937 and these two dapper gentlemen on opposite sides of the globe were young men with their lives just starting out. Being a father was far from either man’s mind. Both Jews, their lives would take extraordinarily different

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Traitor Trump Never Forget

January 6, 2021 It was never about the truth. It was never about justice. But it was all about Donald Trump’s agenda. And ego. And that is the truth. The truth is there must be accountability. “No one can place

Traitor Trump Never Forget

January 6, 2021 It was never about the truth. It was never about justice. But it was all about Donald Trump’s agenda. And ego. And that is the truth. The truth is there must be accountability. “No one can place

Pearl Harbor 80 Years Ago

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Pearl Harbor 80 Years Ago

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Who are the Real Crisis Actors in Our Democracy?

The only crisis actors during the Capitol insurrection were the domestic terrorists posing as patriots. The unthinkable crisis they created in our democracy was all too real. Worst Performance Shame on you Laura Ingraham. How dare you Tucker Carlson for

Who are the Real Crisis Actors in Our Democracy?

The only crisis actors during the Capitol insurrection were the domestic terrorists posing as patriots. The unthinkable crisis they created in our democracy was all too real. Worst Performance Shame on you Laura Ingraham. How dare you Tucker Carlson for

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a