Westchester Day School eighth grader, Joey Tropper has won a chesed essay writing contest. Joey’s essay about his experiences volunteering with senior citizens, was recognized by an international Jewish foundation. In addition to that honor, he will be awarded with a grant to be used towards a Jewish summer camp.
David Tahar, 8 years old, during the invasion of Sousse (Tunisia, French protectorate) by the Nazis, (father of Frederique Rivka Small)
My father lived through the war as a child. He would often describe the months when his town was occupied by the Germans. He
Joseph “Yossel” Just was born on August 24, 1918. As one of 11 children and the son of Ethel Teitch and David Just, he came from a very religious family in Poland. His father, David, was a follower of the Belzer Rebbe, and all of his sons studied at Poland’s “Cheder,” a very religious Jewish learning institution.
Riverdale—Chantal Firstman has a unique history as a Moroccan émigré, with Arabic as her native language. Today, while she is very much a part of the American Jewish culture, her Moroccan roots shine through in her history and her traditions.
Chantal was born in
To be read at the seder, when the door is opened for Elijah:
Tonight we reflect on Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet. Tonight we dream of Elijah visiting our Seder; not to eat — but to serve as the precursor to the Messiah.
On Pesach, we pray for the Messianic Age — a time when humanity will live in shalom, peace, that is not only physical, but
The very best method for exploring wine is to taste it—as often as possible, and preferably with good food, friends, and family. Because there is a seemingly endless number of different wines out there, however, specialists or wine critics have emerged to help consumers make sense of it all, and make informed wine purchases.
A lot of times in my work, I see couples who say that they need to work on their “communication.” This usually means that they are communicating loudly and often, but somehow are not able to resolve conflict effectively. Here, I present my personal ten commandments for resolving conflict and fighting fair. I will refer to a
Yehuda Avner, who served by the side of five Israeli prime ministers and as ambassador to three countries, died on Tuesday at the age of 86.
Avner, born in Manchester, England, in 1928, immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1947 and fought in Israel’s War of Independence. He was