Harold ‘Smoky’ Simon

Harold “Smoky” Simon, one of the first “Machalniks” (volunteers from abroad) who helped lay the foundations of the Israeli Air Force, passed away yesterday at the age of 102. After serving as a navigator and bombardier in the South African Air Force during the Second World War, “Smoky” came to […]

In Memory of Zaidy, Bubby and Our Entire Family

The Nazis stole his Bar Mitzvah, now he’s finally reclaimed it! “My grandparents were from a Shtetl in Ukraine. When the pogroms began, they escaped to the Rostov region in search of safety. My grandfather – Leib – was a pious Jew. He wrapped Tefilin each morning and prayed with great vigor.When I […]