Jewish Journal

Peter Rothholz

  • ‘Emerald Isle’ beckons Jews

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There is a saying that in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.

    On our visit we experienced a tangible expression of this in Kenmare, where perfect strangers went out of their way to help us get our laundry done and then volunteered to drive us back to...

  • Chile’s Jews part of the larger community in Santiago

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When a fire alarm sounds in the south-central section of Santiago, it's answered by a unique company of firefighters -- Bomba Israel. In keeping with the Chilean custom, this is an all-volunteer bomba (fire brigade), and each of the company's firefighters is Jewish. Their emblem is...