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Special Promotion for Sidonia’s Thread

In honor of Memorial Day, the day on which we pay our respect and extend our gratitude to the soldiers who gave their lives for their country in all our past and current conflicts, the Kindle version of Sidonia’s Thread will be on a free promotion for five full days, from May 29 – June […]

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016

  The years go by so fast. It is hard to believe that World War II ended seventy-one years ago. Yom HaShoah is a day that I can light a candle and remember my grandparents, aunts, uncle and cousins who perished much too soon during the Holocaust. A proud family lost to unabashed evil. For […]

A Nostalgic Visit to Springfield’s Forest Park

I will be visiting the area where I spent my teenage years…the Forest Park area of Springfield, Massachusetts. Many of the old synagogues in that city have since been converted to other uses, but some of the Jewish residents of the Forest Park area have managed to retain a place where they can gather for […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2016

It is hard to believe that seventy-one years have passed since the liberation of Auschwitz. My mother and her sister, Laura, spent several months there before they were transported to several other concentration camps. Although they were unaware of it at the time, their entire family was exterminated on the very first day of their […]

Robert Weiss and Lou Grant

I used to love The Mary Tyler Moore Show back in the ‘70’s. Mary, a single woman in her thirties, moved to Minneapolis to take the job of Associate Producer at the local station’s “Six O’Clock News.” The cast of characters, including her colleagues at the station and her friends, were so distinctive and memorable. […]

More Lauren’s Enlightening Recommended Books: Just Right for the Jewish New Year

  If there were one super power I wish I had, it would be telepathy. Maybe it would drive me insane knowing the thoughts of the people around me without their ever speaking a word, but it would also give me wondrous insight into the thoughts of those who are unable to verbalize and communicate […]

Lauren’s Enlightening Book Recommendations

  I get my recommendations about reading material from a variety of sources. Sometimes a friend will tell me about a novel that kept her up all night, unwilling to leave the story for a good night’s sleep. Often I might get a heads up about a quirky, relatively unknown new book from the many […]

The Tale of an Upstander

Image courtesy of Sir Nicholas Winton, who recently passed away at the age of 106, should serve as an inspiration to anyone who dares to stand up for what they believe, and risk everything in the name of justice. Working almost alone, Sir Winton saved over 600 Czech children during World War II, and […]

The Seventieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

We commemorated the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this week. Actually, January 27 now coincidentally marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the day of Auschwitz’ liberation. Auschwitz was the first concentration camp where my mother was interned. Most of her family, except for one sister, were gassed shortly after their arrival, just a […]

No New Year’s Resolutions

I have no New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. I don’t have to live up to any promises or strict goals that I have set for myself this year. Like most people, I always have difficulty meeting the ambitious objectives that seem so feasible on January 1st, but somehow fade away not long afterward. But I […]