Orthodox Jewish All Star, Norm Eisen, US Amb To Czech Republic

President Obama appointed Norm Eisen to serve as US Ambassador in the very same country where his mother’s family was decimated in the Holocaust. “The house in which the United States Ambassador lives…was built by a Jewish family and taken over by the [Nazis]… We returned…and put mezuzahs on the door, made the kitchens kosher, […]

11 Tisha B’Av Calamities

The culmination of the Three Weeks, an annual time of mourning the destruction of The Beis HaMikdash (Holy Temple) is Tisha b’Av. It is the saddest day of the Jewish year and the most calamitous in our history. So great was our pain on this day as a nation, that each year we commemorate it […]

Orthodox Jew Stars in Golden Globes Winning Film!

Best Foreign Language Film is not usually the most talked about award at the Golden Globes, but it will be this year – at least for the Jewish community! Last night at the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards, Son of Saul, a Hungarian film about the Holocaust won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language […]

The Truth About His Grandfather’s “Striped Pajamas”

Even though he was Jewish, a grown man in his early 20s, and had of course heard about the Holocaust, Yehuda* had never really learned about it. In some parts of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world, they simply don’t teach about it at school. And it was never mentioned in his home perhaps because the subject […]

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