A Walking Tour of Cordoba’s Ancient Jewish Quarter (Published in The Times of Israel)

It was only 9:00 a.m. and the wall of 110-degree heat that engulfed me as we stepped out of the air-conditioned rented car made me question whether this day trip to Cordoba was worth it. We were staying 90 kilometers Continue reading A Walking Tour of Cordoba’s Ancient Jewish Quarter (Published in The Times of Israel)

A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

When my daughter was born, my mother gave me a comb that my grandmother Ella (born Esther) had given her. That comb, it turned out, had great history attached to it. My mother first found the comb in my grandmother’s jewelry box Continue reading A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

Night Will Fall – Never Again (Published by The Times of Israel)

Early Shabbat morning, I watched Night Will Fall, an HBO documentary, which was released in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It depicted excruciating footage of several camps, including Buchenwald, my grandfather’s prison and personal hell-on-earth from January 1945 until liberation. My Continue reading Night Will Fall – Never Again (Published by The Times of Israel)