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Shared Secrets

The pain was unbearable. Excruciating. It was impossible to hide from it. It encroached on every fiber of her being and left her exhausted...

A Chanuka Story

One winter afternoon, as Mr. Hilvicht was taking his daily stroll, he noticed a group of Jewish children playing happily. All, that is, except for one boy who was crying...

Holocaust Day

A “Simon Blum” Test

I don’t think any of us will ever know Simon Blum’s identity, but I, for one, have no doubt that he came to our neighborhood to test us...I hope we passed the test.

My Story

When they asked my mother for jewelry and furs, she said she had none. So they shot her and my older sister too...

A Spiritual Revolt

Surie couldn’t take it any longer. She couldn’t watch her friends suffer because of her desire for a mitzvah. She wondered when the commandant would begin...

Lag B'Omer

Meron on Lag B’Omer

Families came from as far away as Damascus and Baghdad. Bonfires were lit in honor of the Rashbi, and the men danced to the beat of drums and flutes...

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