🕍 The Tempel Synagogue is a synagogue in Kraków, Poland which was built in 1860 and was ruined during World War II by the German Nazis, who used the building as an ammunition storage area.

After the war, it was used again for prayers. In 1947, a mikvah was built in the northern part of the synagogue. It is still active today, although formal prayers are held only a few times a year. Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Photo: Bentzi Sasson

The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian: Tempio Maggiore di Roma) took two years to build and was completed in 1904.

It is the largest synagogue in Rome and was constructed as magnificent as it is in order to showcase the revival of the Jewish pride in Rome after the terror of the ghetto and destruction of Jewish life. The women section overlooks the men section. The rainbow colors of the […]

“My great aunt Bella Ehrlich Korn was born in 1934. A month before her 5th birthday, she fled Poland with her family and endured a hard life living in the woods in Siberia and then Kazakhstan.”

“After the war she returned with her family to Poland in 1946 for a brief period before moving to a DP camp in Kassel, Germany for a few years. In December 1949 the family made their way to America on a ship named the Henselman and arrived at night on […]

CONDOLENCES: Martin Landau, 89

Landau was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 20, 1928, the son of Selma (née Buchman) and Morris Landau. His father, an Austrian-born machinist, scrambled to rescue relatives from the Nazis. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North […]

Meet Hershel.

My wife died this past September. We were married for 59 years. I survived three heart attacks, but losing Alla was unbearable. I laid my feet down, never intending to use them again. I had given up. Then one day a few teens from our community came knocking on my […]

Meet Gunther Bauer.

I bumped into Gunther yesterday in the comments section on Humans of Judaism. In a previous post (attached) about an 85 year old Holocaust survivor that went sky diving with his grandson, proving to Hitler that he couldnt ‘put out his flame’, Gunther commented with this: “I’m also 85, I […]

🇮🇱 UNITY: Tonight at the Western Wall

I believe. אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה בְּבִיאַת הַמָּשִֽׁיחַ, וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁיִּתְמַהְמֵֽהַּ, עִם כָּל זֶה אֲחַכֶּה לּוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם שֶׁיָּבוֹא I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah, and, though he tarry, I will wait daily for his coming.