Hans Buchheim, 1967
Berlin: We've seen a lot... read on
June 29, 2012 | 3:54 pm
BIRKENAU: So outrageously beautiful here in early summer. Dana Schwartz, a child survivor of the ghetto and forest, now in her seventies, once told me what a friend, a former prisoner at... read on
Why do good things happen to good people?
After the fast, still hungry for a better world.
It's a double celebration of freedom and obligation.
Of mass murder, insanity and toxic isolation.
12 Years A Slave is a great film--and the story it tells could be set in today's Los Angeles. A new law...
June 23, 2012 | 7:54 pm
June 18, 2012 | 10:00 pm
I’m on my way to Germany with a group of seminarians and medical students sponsored by FASPE, Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. I can only shiver with yira, with awe, at my extraordinary fortune to be alive as a Jewish woman in this time and place; to... read on
June 15, 2012 | 3:35 pm
Yes, this blog is named for an old yeshivish groaner. We first read about the erev rav in the Torah (Exodus 12:38) “And also a mixed multitude (Erev Rav) went up with them…” We learn that a group of people, most of them Israelites, were liberated from slavery and became one people... read on