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Orphan children in DP camp following WW II

After their liberation from Nazi captivity, my parents were reunited in Feldafing, a displaced persons camp in the U.S. Zone of occupied Germany.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Group photo aboard the S.S. Flandre in 1939

“For you have known the heart of the stranger….” (Exodus 23:9)

Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg
Martin Luther King marching in Selma with Black and Jewish leaders

Albert Vorspan was present at every milestone of the early civil rights movement, serving as the point person for the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Little girl sitting on the floor to play dreidel

Within the Jewish musical canon are several songs that seem to have always existed — tunes we all know and pass down from one generation to the next.

Albert Stern (JTA)
Young girls in the Shanghai Ghetto

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy.”

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D.

As the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, I remember, as a child, wanting to kill the monster (who in the 1950s was rumored to be in hiding) responsible for murdering my extended family back in Pol

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

It seems to me that it should always be cold at Auschwitz, the sky always a dreary gray.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

The cover of the current issue of TIME magazine depicts the two presidential candidates standing together, smiling congenially, holding a sign saying “THE END IS NEAR.” The same week, we r

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

November 9, 1997, I arrived in Berlin, Germany just in time to experience the Kristallnacht memorial service with the Berlin Jewish Community.

Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Most people, if they’ve heard of her at all, connect Emma Lazarus to the most famous phrases of her sonnet, “The New Colossus” – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to brea

Barbara Krasner


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