Sunday morning. While you were likely noshing on bagels or schlepping your kid to Hebrew school, a chilling artifact was delivered to Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage: a windowless boxcar that…was used to transport Jews to Nazi death camps. The vintage German train car is among 700 Holocaust artifacts that will be featured in the museum's forthcoming exhibit, "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." The road to the worst massacre of the Jewish people began with the boarding of such a wagon — the… >> Read More
I recently visited Auschwitz. It was an experience so profound, so upsetting, and so mind-blowing that I still cannot quite process that I was even there. I am still coming to terms with what I saw…and learned there and I will be for some time. But one thing I do know already: My visit to Auschwitz has made me a better mother. Auschwitz is like no place I have ever been to before, and no place I ever want to see again. I was there on a trip with my… >> Read More
If I had to describe Chelsea Clinton's Twitter persona in one word, it would be "mensch." (I know, it's a gendered word, but it totally fits.)
The former First Daughter and bestselling author of…She Persisted has a knack for responding directly to her Twitter trolls and throwing them off their guard with kindness. She even thanks her trolls and wishes them a nice day — in an endearing way that somehow feels more genuine than snarky. Clinton is a mother of two children with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.… >> Read More
Sophia Shalmiyev left the Soviet Union at age 11 with her father, an Azerbaijani Jew. Her parents had been estranged since her father had a judge deem her alcoholic mother "unfit" to parent. Once…they moved to the U.S. in 1990, she never saw her mother again. Shalmiyev's recently published book, Mother Winter, chronicles her childhood and her move to America, her subsequent return to Russia to search for her mother, and her own journey into motherhood. Shalmiyev, 40, began working on Mother Winter about four years ago, just after… >> Read More
Jenna Jameson has had it with anti-Semitic Twitter trolls. Who can blame her?
“It’s near impossible to just have normal conversations without hundreds of people attacking me for the past I…cannot change,” she tweeted, before deactivating her Twitter account, according to JTA. We can relate. She clarified the exact reason why she was leaving: "My sobriety and faith are the most important things to me. I am being attacked for my faith. Being Jewish. I must protect my love for G-d above everything, my sobriety… >> Read More