Our friends at the Auschwitz Jewish Center (in Oświęcim, Poland) recently got in touch to tell us that they have been holding Memory Project workshops regularly for students. They use the workshops as an opportunity to learn about the stories of prewar Jewish residents of the town. This past winter, they put together a video of one… Read more »

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is an inalienable right Our Declaration of Independence proudly states, “We the people…hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” On July… Read more »

Why do I know so little about these holidays? I promised myself and my generous readers that I would write. So here I sit, researching topics triggered by the calendar–holidays or tremendous significance that I knew almost nothing about.  I’m humbled by how much I don’t know and hope you’ll find this informative. June 15:… Read more »

  Anne Frank: A writer’s birthday Today, June 12 (1929), is Anne Frank’s birthday. Anne was a writer, so we know a lot about her.  Because she was a writer, Anne chose a diary as a gift for her 13th birthday. She chose it from a shop window with her father when it was still… Read more »