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Israel and Hamas remain locked in a destructive, deadly war in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, which resulted in 1,400 people, mostly civilians, being killed. The death … more
When I first heard the news on Saturday about the devastating terror attack unleashed on Israel, I was appalled but not completely surprised. That’s because, in my 71 years, the deep-seated and never-ending hatred between the Arab world, including the Palestinians, and Jews has been going on for thousands of years – and almost non-stop since the modern-day nation of Israel was founded 75 years ago, just three years after the end of World War II and the end of the Nazis’ Holocaust. more
“On Rosh Hashanah their decree is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. How many will pass away and how many will be created; who will live and who will die; who will come to his timely … more
I did something this summer that I hadn’t done in four years: I took an honest-to-goodness vacation out of town. In fact, my wife , Lynne, and I not only left the state and region, but we … more
The June opening of “A Philatelic Memorial of the Holocaust” at the American Philatelic Center,   featuring the Holocaust Stamps Project’s 11 million stamps and 18 collages … more
I’ve been a part of the Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro, a team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, since 2000, its second year. I was a member of a team and the organizing … more
The path to my younger daughter Alana’s college graduation started 21 years ago, when she was adopted in China two days before her first birthday, and ended in an unusual 21-minute ceremony on … more
While at first glance, artificial intelligence, friends and pets don’t appear to have anything in common, these topics form the basis for this month’s missive. Artificial intelligence, … more
The picture that accompanies this column goes to the heart of what Passover means to me as the years fly by: a chance to reconnect with my youth, especially during the two seders. Over the years, … more
I marked the 20th anniversary of my father’s death this month by observing his yahrzeit on the ninth of Adar, and my memories of him remain vivid. Over the years, there have been many times … more
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