Looking Back


Family Escaping Russian Pogrom Incarcerated on Ellis Island

By Eddy Portnoy

More than 100,000 Palestinian Jewish youths from the ages of 18 to 35 have signed a national registry for the defense of the Jewish homeland. A protest against the recently published “white paper,” the registration was held at the same time as a massive march and mass meeting in every Jewish city in Palestine.Read More


Nikita Khrushchev Denounces Israel to Egyptians

By Eddy Portnoy

After the publication of the British government’s “white paper” on Palestine, English soldiers are standing guard, awaiting outbreaks of violence.Read More


American Protection for Mexican Oil Fields

By Eddy Portnoy

Journalistic sources in Berlin are reporting that the Nazis are expected to announce a shocking “friendship pact” with the Soviet Union.Read More


Actor Omar Sharif Won't Compete in World Bridge Olympics with Israelis

By Eddy Portnoy

Reports from Russia reveal that the Jews of Kiev are under renewed attack. An official administrative order announced that 580 Jewish families must leave the city immediately.Read More


Nazi Spies Posing as Hookers Flood the Middle East

By Eddy Portnoy

While one reads daily about the armies that Hitler sends out to conquer other lands and grab foreign territory, there is one army about which the world knows very little. This is the army of women — blond-haired German women whom the Nazis have sent across the world to work as dancers and prostitutes but are really Nazi spies.Read More


A Shooting After a Shvitz in a Lower East Side Bathhouse

By Eddy Portnoy

Joseph Kaplan, a Jewish astrophysicist, was active in the United States Satellite Project creating the first American satellite to orbit earth.Read More


Leo Frank Emotionless as Judge Pronounced Death Sentence

By Eddy Portnoy

Brooklyn-born Leo Frank, superintendent of a pencil factory in Atlanta, was sentenced a week ago for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, an employee of the factory.Read More


Murder of Jewish Teenager in Damascus Sparks Panic Among Syrian Jewry

By Eddy Portnoy

A wave of panic has overtaken Syrian Jewry after the murder by an Arab fanatic of a 17-year-old Jewish boy in broad daylight in the middle of Damascus.Read More


Teenage Immigrant Busted for Pimping Women in Lower East Side Tenement

By Eddy Portnoy

After only eight months in the country, 17-year-old immigrant Arthur Goldman was sentenced to a stint in jail after being arrested as a pimp.Read More


'Kosher' Chicken Sold on 'Holy' Lower East Side Was Really Treyf

By Eddy Portnoy

A Brooklyn woman journeyed all the way to the Lower East Side to buy a kosher chicken. Imagine her shock when she discovered it was really treyf.Read More





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