Posts Tagged: religion

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Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

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Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

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Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

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

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

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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

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s

vintage illustration boy sitting on Santas lap

A Very 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 illustration boy sitting on Santas lap

A Very 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

Displaced Children WWII and Syria

Syrian Refugee Crisis- Is it Deja Vu All Over Again?

As the late great Yogi Berra might say, it’s Déjà vu all over again. The heartbreaking stories and pictures of horror and loss experienced by the Syrian refugees, those 4 million men women and children fleeing a homeland riven by

Displaced Children WWII and Syria

Syrian Refugee Crisis- Is it Deja Vu All Over Again?

As the late great Yogi Berra might say, it’s Déjà vu all over again. The heartbreaking stories and pictures of horror and loss experienced by the Syrian refugees, those 4 million men women and children fleeing a homeland riven by