My Romance by Frances Cohen
My mother Frances Cohen wrote down her memoirs in her late eighties. This story, how she met my father Bill Cohen, is one of our family favorites. More of her stories can be found on this blog as well as in Fradel’s Story, a collection of her articles co-written with me. Since today is Valentine’s…Keep reading
Eighty-seven years later, a small victory against anti-Semititsm
Eighty-three years after Berlin, the past has caught up with USC Coach Dean Cromwell with the removal of his name at the field he coached.Keep reading
Today I am a woman: My adult bat mitzvah
I felt proud to wear the “tallit” my mother-in-law had sent from Florida, and I managed to get through the Torah readings and my Haftorah with not too many noticeable errors.Keep reading
Strategy for positive aging: Life choice to keep learning
Finding something led Jay Golden to a new passion for which he only had imagined: Playing a musical instrument.Keep reading
We cannot stand silent in the face of anti-Semitism
Silence is complicity. President Biden, Mitch McConnell, and Stephen Spielberg know this, as should all who wish to push back agains hate.Keep reading
Mandy Patinkin is about joy and doing mitzvahs!
“I want my gravestone to read, ‘I tried to connect.” Mandy PatinkinKeep reading
“I want the world to know there was a Holocaust:” A survivor’s story
As a witness to the Holocaust’s horrors, Estelle Nadel feels compelled to speak out and to rebuke those who deny that it happened.Keep reading
Should auld acquaintance be forgot?
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot auld lang syne?” Traditional New Year’s Song The first time Larry and I met Milt at a neighborhood pool, I thought he was one of the “tribe.” Milton? Loessberg? Sounded Jewish to me. But within ten minutes, Milt informed me…Keep reading
Is This Any Way to Stop Hate?
Please urge Amazon and other retailers to remove these titles and others that profit off attacks on targeted populationsKeep reading
Happy Japchae Day!
What a joy it is to know that 2022 is ushering in what I hope to be a new string of large gatherings of friends and family!Keep reading
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