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  • Yoya’s promise

    By David Suissa

    May 10, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    “You must promise me that you will tell this story, what happened here,” the rabbi said to the bar mitzvah boy, Joachim “Yoya” Joseph. They had just finished the ceremony in a small barrack in Bergen-Belsen, where they covered the windows so the Nazi guards would not see...

  • So long, Eva

    By David Suissa

    January 5, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    It’s not easy to handle death. It’s so naked and finite. No matter how much we talk about the spiritual journey to the next world, about legacies that never die, about a life well lived, there’s really no consolation for the pain of missing someone — really, really missing...

  • Mind-State Solution

    By David Suissa

    March 25, 2009 | 11:16 pm

    I’m not sure, but I think I have a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or at least another way of looking at it. It hit me the other day after I broke bread at Pat’s Restaurant with some people connected to Americans for Peace Now, a leftist Jewish organization that...

  • Yossi and Dror

    By David Suissa

    July 16, 2008 | 10:48 pm

    It took me a while to see the connection between Yossi Samuels and Dror Dagan. I met them a few days apart on my recent trip to Israel -- Yossi in a poor, ultra- Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Dror in a wealthy suburb of Tel Aviv.

    I met Yossi first. Immediately, he wanted to...