“I live in Israel now so that their sacrifices weren’t for nothing.”

“I am the first generation in my family that has both freedom from anti-Semitism and the opportunity to benefit from the continuous security and hope that Israel provides. My father spent his childhood under a military dictatorship in Argentina that despised Jews. My grandparents and great-grandparents went through the Holocaust […]

Rabbi Romi Cohn.

CONDOLENCES: Rabbi Romi Cohn, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor and rescuer, passed away yesterday from the #coronavirus. Romi was born on March 10, 1929 in Pressburg (now Bratislava), Czechoslovakia. When the Germans began deporting Jews from Slovakia in 1942, Romi’s parents had him smuggled to Hungary, which had not yet been occupied by […]

Hannah Senesh.

Hannah Senesh, heroine of Israel. Her mission: secretly parachute into Nazi Europe to rescue Hungarian Jews before the Nazis could send them to gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau. On March 14, 1944, 22-year-old Hannah Senesh and a small unit of Jewish paratroopers volunteering with British Forces parachuted into Yugoslavia where they […]

Friday March 13, 2020 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Friday morning is usually bustling. This morning March 13, 2020 I walked the whole length of Jaffa Street, the main road of Jerusalem.  No voice. No visage.  Terem is empty Zion square is empty Caffe Ne’eman is emptyBen Yehuda is practically empty Coffee Bean is emptyMain Superpharm is empty (no alcohol gel)Kaffit […]

Daniel Pearl.

“My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I am a Jew.” Daniel Pearl’s final words 18 years ago, February 1, 2002. The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal reporter with American and Israeli citizenship who was kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists and murdered in Pakistan in […]