I used to hate the Ten Commandments. I hated Charlton Heston. I hated anything that smacked of authoritarian, paternalistic, overbearing high-and-mighty lording-it-over-you-ism, especially if it tried to tell me I couldn’t watch the Yankees on the Sabbath. Last week marked the observance of Shavuot, which celebrates the revelation of the Ten Commandments, and is the … Continue reading I Have My Favorite Commandment. What’s Yours?
Month: May 2023
75 Years of Controversy: The Israel Question for the Children of Holocaust Survivors
My father was a Holocaust survivor, but his relationship to Israel was complicated. And so is mine. The image above is of an affidavit my father had to sign attesting to thefact that he had no nationality. He was a man with no passport, because theNazi state had stripped him of his nationality for the … Continue reading 75 Years of Controversy: The Israel Question for the Children of Holocaust Survivors
The Silk Factory Threads Forward
In two weeks, you'll be able to actually hold The Silk Factory: Finding Threads of My Family's Holocaust Story, in your actual hands. You can pre-order now, and get the ebook for the ultra-low price of $2.99. Pre-ordering my book really, really helps because it tells the Amazon algorithm that I have an audience and … Continue reading The Silk Factory Threads Forward
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