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 […]

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 […]

Ilan Ramon

“From space, Israel looks just like it is: very small and very beautiful” – Ilan Ramon 17 years ago on February 1st 2003, we lost Col. Ilan Ramon, an Israeli Air Force fighter pilot & Israel’s 1st astronaut for NASA. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the […]

We Remember.

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I usually speak of my dad when I talk of the Holocaust, but today I’d also like to let everyone know that my dad was part of a large thriving family in Poland. This picture is just that of his mother’s side before the war. Out […]