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This oral history was lost to my family, only seen by two people - until now.
My grandfather Martin Tatar (z”l) served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of the first to climb over the wall in the liberation of Dachau.
Forty years later, on May 24, 1982, The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois interviewed my grandfather:+ READ MORE
At this season, wherever Jews gather the talk, it turns to Passover. It is, according to a recent Jewish population study, the most celebrated holiday in American Jewish life, even surpassing Chanukkah. Recently, at just such a gathering, a group of us began sharing our memories of holidays gone by...+ READ MORE
Experiences shape who we are, deepen our relationships, and inspire tradition.+ READ MORE
Tu B'Shvat - the New Year for Trees - always falls close to Shabbat Shira, a Shabbat (or perhaps a week) of singing.+ READ MORE
As educators, we strive to plant ideas and nourish learners. The Festival of Tu B’shvat, the New Year for Trees, offers much more than an opportunity to plant trees and eat fruit. By likening Tu B’shvat to Rosh Hashanah, the start of a “New Year,” the Rabbis intimate a profoundly important idea: The act of planting is an act of faith that embodies hope, prayer, humility, and compassion.+ READ MORE
My family grew up in a moshav in northern Israel – my 5 cousins and their parents. As my cousins are getting older, I find it interesting as to what traditions and customs from their upbringing they choose to carry with them through life. So I asked each of them to share a Sukkot memory that left an impact on them. Below are 5 stories from 5 siblings.+ READ MORE
"Boston to Birthright: A Serendipity Story" by Jonathan Adam Ross
To be clear: I have never been famous. But there was this one time…+ READ MORE
For the past week, I have been surveying the contents of every room I enter: my home, my office, even stores I visit. I take notice of everything below chest level as I walk through – chairs, tables, vacation photo albums, children’s drawings, everything. It took decades to acquire all of these memories and possessions.+ READ MORE