CONDOLENCES: The nurse in the iconic “V-J Day in Times Square” photograph, a Jewish refugee from Austria named Greta Zimmer Friedman, passed away last week at the age of 92

Although Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo quickly became an iconic symbol of the euphoria marking the end of WWII, for decades no one knew the identify of either the nurse or the sailor pictured nor did the two know about its existence. It wasn’t until 2012 that author Lawrence Verria conclusively proved […]

REMEMBERING EDWARD KOCH: February 1st Marked the 3rd Yartzeit for this one of kind Mayor of New York City. His Headstone Says it All

Edward I. Koch MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1978 – 1989 “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.” (Daniel Pearl, 2002, just before he was beheaded by a Muslim terrorist.) HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ה’ […]