A student laments that his Hebrew school education included nothing about the history and culture of the Jews of Eastern Europe.
“Not having that knowledge is devastating, because you can’t go back. There are no people to talk to.”
Dovid Leitner‘s book includes a telling anecdote about a misunderstanding between the Belzer Rebbe and the German-Jewish hotel owner.
I am a Jew, and I have experienced anti-Semitism. I would not diminish its individual nature or its importance. It’s time we expand the view.
The ones on the left are the nationalists, for the record.
A Hanukkah menorah at a synagogue in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was doused with red liquid resembling blood and vandalized.
Jewish villagers may have gone hungry during the week but the community always provided them with at least fish and challah for shabbos.
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“This scene is terrible,” said one visitor. “And nobody is doing anything about it.”
“A Jew must have three strengths,” Leyvick wrote, “Strength to die, strength to live and strength to wait.”