Isidor & Ida Straus, co-owners of Macy’s, Remembered for their last Moments on the Titanic

Isidor Straus, born on February 6, 1845, was an American Jewish businessman, politician, and co-owner of Macy’s department store. Isidor was born into a Jewish family who lived in Otterberg, Germany. He and his family immigrated to the United States when he was almost 10 years old in 1854. They […]

The Way We Met

“I moved to Israel five years ago after someone I loved dearly was killed by a drunk driver. Israel was his favorite place on earth and I thought by my being there, it would somehow bring me closer to finding answers to this tragedy. Admittedly, I started searching for those […]

“My mom once fell on a cactus. That’s actually how she met my dad. It would be a completely typical Australian love story if not for an extra twist—we don’t think it was an accident.”

“My mom once fell on a cactus. That’s actually how she met my dad. It would be a completely typical Australian love story if not for an extra twist—we don’t think it was an accident. Both their parent had moved to Australia from Syria and Egypt after WWII, and they […]

“They tried to divide us with hate, but instead brought two people with a deep love of Israel and an even deeper love for one another, and for that, we thank the pro-Palestinians.”

I really wanted to share the story of how I met my fiancé. A Jewish-owned shop in Manchester, England was being boycotted by pro-Palestinians. I went down alone with my Israel flag in hand, and met Daniel outside with his own flag. When hundreds of protesters appeared, I started to […]