Sarah Wildman


The Other Kindertransport

By Sarah Wildman

The Other Kindertransport
In the former Czechoslovakia, 150 Jewish teenagers managed to escape the Nazis. After 70 years, some of the survivors have reunited.Read More


Documenting The Other Kindertransport

By Sarah Wildman

Documenting The Other Kindertransport
Judith Matyášová seeks to make a book and a documentary film about the Czech rescue of Jewish children before the Holocaust. She needs help.Read More


Rachel Tzvia Back’s Verse Confronts Devastating Loss

By Sarah Wildman

Rachel Tzvia Back’s Verse Confronts Devastating Loss
Poet Rachel Tzvia Back palpates the edges and depths of grief and mourning. The text in her latest book of verse, ‘A Messenger Comes,’ is unflinching and raw.Read More


Finding Jewish Life in Eastern Europe

By Sarah Wildman

Finding Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
TRAVEL: Jewish cultural festivals — of which there are now several — are key to understanding both what was lost and what remains of Jewish life in Poland and Moravia.Read More


Where Everybody Knows Your Name

By Sarah Wildman

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
TRAVEL: Sleek boutique hotels are sprouting up across Israel. These gorgeously designed spaces offer top-notch service and intimate settings.Read More






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  • A new Gallup poll shows that only 25% of Americans under 35 support the war in #Gaza. Does this statistic worry you?
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  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
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  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
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