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Stranger on a Train

By | 2020-11-12T17:06:57+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion. Published Nov 1, 2020  |  by Readers' Digest Marcel Sternberger, a photographer, was a creature of habit. He used to take the 9:09 Long Island Railroad to Woodside every morning. But on the morning of January 10, 1948, he didn’t do it. He decided to go [...]

King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

By | 2020-11-12T15:48:38+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dating to around the time of King David 3,000 years ago, what may be the earliest fortified settlement in the Golan Heights was recently discovered during salvage excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. Incredible rock etchings of two figures holding their arms aloft — possibly at prayer with what could be a moon [...]

EITC Advocacy in Harrisburg

By | 2019-05-14T17:39:33+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Representatives from local Jewish non-public schools joined hundreds of other advocates on May 7, 2019, at the annual EITC/OSTC Advocacy Day in Harrisburg sponsored in part by the Orthodox Union’s Teach PA coalition. The purpose of the event was to thank Commonwealth legislators for their ongoing support of this tuition assistance program for non-public schools and [...]

By | 2019-01-10T14:27:19+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Yotam Ovadia was planning a romantic dinner for Tu B'Av. The decorated IDF combat vet and his wife, Tal, had so much to celebrate. Their second son was born just months earlier, Yotam had a good job that allowed Tal to work part-time as a teacher, and they had everything to look forward to. But as [...]

Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: 2018 Update on United States Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Synagogues

By | 2019-01-04T14:05:15+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This article – the third in a series – will document buildings which were originally erected as synagogues in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and are still standing today.  Calling attention to these structures focuses on the importance of maintaining and preserving them, either as houses of worship or alternative uses.  Newport, [...]