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Photo: British Library

King John granting the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.  Picture: Wikipedia

The Jew’s Court in Lincoln. The city’s Cathedral houses an original Magna Carta. Photo: Marek Kosniowski, Wikipedia

On June 15, 2015, England and many other English-speaking co...
Story and photos by Rhoda Goodman

Bernie Goodman with the statue of Maimonides in Cordoba

Bernie Goodman laying tefilin in the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba

 We were very lucky. The weather in Spain from mid-Octo...

Memories That Won't Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of th...

I cut my writing and editing teeth, quite literally, on the ...
Ho, ho, ho ... Walter Bingham as Santa Claus for the cover of a British supermarket’s Christmas catalogue

Walter as a young boy

As a soldier in the British Army, Walter took part in the Normandy invasion

Walter with his parents in Germany

Walter played a beggar on a London street as part of a newspaper investigation

Based on an interview with Walter Bingham Walter Bingham was...
Kurt Rosenburg and Stanley Cohen at a reunion many years after Kurt was taken into the family as a Kindertransport child.

Lord Attenborough (2007): His family took in Kindertransport youngsters. Photo Credit: www.flickr.com

Hush hush ... the Grand Hotel in Birmingham where the secret meeting was held. Photo Credit: Brittish Library-www.flickr.com

Few private individuals, especially young people, ever have ...
Fuad and Mahmud at the center

Liat sings

Enthralled by Gil’s song

Six years ago, a little girl from ESRA's Hadera Techushon pa...



ORT, the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, i...

Yom Kippur is often referred to as Yom haKadosh - the holies...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

I passed by Dean & DeLuca's, where I had severed ties th...
Photo Credit: Samson Seliason-www.flickr.com

 My friend and colleague, the late Rabbi Julius Goldber...

Composer Lior Navok

A scene from "And the Trains Kept Coming"

Nuremberg performance for Israeli's Holocaust oratorio The f...
A companion through life ... the writer’s aged compendium of prayers


Those were days of awe. The shul in Cape Town, South Africa ...
Uncle Hershel in his prisoners’ uniform in a photo taken after the war

Uncle Hershel with his wife Frieda (left) and his niece Ida – the writer’s grandmother – in Israel a few years before his death

Israel's Holocaust commemoration day, Yom Hashoah, falls on ...
Photo by Dr. M. Richard Mendelson

In the cavernous drawing room of the matriarch's seaside man...
Photo: Chaya Weiner

When asked, "Where does God exist?" the Kotzker Rebbe famous...
Spencer Tracy in a scene from the movie ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’,. Writer Eric Moss says that the film made a big impression on him

My complex encounter with Germans and Israelis at a Second G...
Photo Credit:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHanuka-Menorah-by-Gil-Dekel-2014.jpg

In memory of our son Yaakov Yehudah Frimer Every year as Cha...
Jose Levi Domingos at the Jewish Museum at Belmonte

Jose Levi Domingos studies the list names of those who died in the Inquisition

A hidden door connecting two apartments to enable food and Jewish objects to be delivered without being exposed

Published in Hebrew in Makor Rishon, 10.5.2013. Translated b...
A young Chavruta boy learning

A group of Chavruta tutors and students

Did you just make aliyah? Or are you an English speaker livi...