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The black and white 1940s Knitting Pattern

Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg A black-and-white 1...
A poignant engraving in Lori’s garden in Poway, San Diego

A trip out ... Lori with Amilia Lev’s daughter, Anat Shlocker, in Ramat Rachel last year

Lori celebrating her 60th birthday in Modiin with the Shlocker and Lev families

A visit to the relocated American Embassy in Jerusalem

Shopping trip ... Lori Kaye visiting Jerusalem’s shuk in December

A woman who was killed in a synagogue shooting in the U.S. t...
Rabbi Aryeh A. Frimer

The hallmark of Rosh Hashanah is the mitzva of blowing the s...
Hasia and Nathan Snipper

Tea time for the Snippers at home

Hasia and Nathan Snipper The rains had come early to Koydano...
The Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy, the highest Lithuanian medal of Diplomacy

Abel and Glenda Levitt with their children Ari, Sonya, Adam and Mia

The Lithuanian Embassy in Tel Aviv held a ceremony on June 5...

 One day long ago, when I was five years old, my mother...
 Paying more attention to heaven, the 'learned man' sli...
Author Y.L. Peretz ... he's all but forgotten today (Photo: Wikipedia

Everyone loves a good story. Yud Lamed Peretz wrote many of ...
Flowers brought by the children of Birzai and put on the mass grave in the forest

The memorial wall with names of the victims cut out on the metal sheets (Photo: Merunas Jukonis)

Myra Olswang’s family gravestone uncovered in the cemetery

On June 16, 2019 about 500 people gathered in Birzai, Lithua...
Recipes of my 15 Grandmothers, Genie Milgrom, Gefen Publishing House (2019) Soft Cover, 163 pages.

Genie Milgrom with traditional food her grandmothers would have made in Spain

If this were only an article about a recently published new ...
Daisy pictured in Marienbad in 1936

The 1939 letter offering Daisy a home in ‘cold’ Sunderland

Daisy’s precious scrapbook ... she is pictured third from the left in the photo taken in Adath Yisroel School, Berlin, in September 1935

 "Everyone in tears, little children grasping their mot...
Gad Yakobi giving out beigels to visitors to his Kfar Hasidim shtetl

Polish-born Israeli Malka Goldlust resting on the ‘shiduchim bench’ at Yankele’s Shtetl

A shtetl teeming with people

A small but very impressive Polish shtetl can be found in Kf...
This article is reprinted with permission from Fresh Ideas f...
My mother and grandparents survived a murderous pogrom in St...
The writer E.E. Cummings

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones

Forty years ago I went to college, lived in a dorm and befri...
Svia Epstein and Elishama Jacobs are two sisters whose paren...
Bill with Dudi and Galilah, friends from Yokneam, at his barmitzvah party

Bill Stubbe with his kibbutz sister Naama,and Nadav, one of her brother's triplets, in Bill’s adopted family

A Jewish friend tried to console me by saying, "You know you...
Screens for the women’s section of the synagogue


The succah inside the synagogue

In my search for lesser known aspects of Israel, I visited t...
The Swedish Ambassador and members of the audience listening to the talk

In October the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Magnus Hellgren, mos...
Malmö synagogue, Sweden

 Swedish Jewish man's cranium finally put to rest ...