Secret Jews are scattered throughout the world. These families who outwardly do not claim to be Jews but continue to follow Jewish customs, though their families may have converted from Judaism many generations ago. Carl Hoffman gives us a short history of Ireland’s crypto Jews, some who arrived there in the 11th century.

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When Irish eyes smiled on the country’s ‘secret Jews’
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 170
 

the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

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The Warsaw Ghetto uprising
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 169
 

Millie descirbes how she and her husband helped Grace, a Sri Lankan caregiver to find a new profession. She is "a human bridge that unites two countries".

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Encouraging amazing Grace with her studies
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 169
 

Introducing Summer Camps Plus, a company which provides a one-stop service to Israeli teens looking for the ultimate experience in Jewish camping in North America.

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Sharing the magic of summer camps with Israeli teens
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 169
 

Through the anecdote of the death of her first pet the author pays tribute to her late father Cantor Irving Schock. He was a Holocaust survivor who never lost his faith and taught less by what he said and more by what he did.

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God of All Creatures
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 168
 

Traumatic memories of life in Holland under the German occupation which she connects to white bags she once owned.

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Three White Bags
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 168
 

In a response to an article by Michael Adler on Bosnia, Alex Rose says that the alleged success of President Clinton and Richard Holbrooke in ending 1992-1995 Bosnia war needs to be put into perspective, both in terms of Bosnia’s true role in the war, and the similarities to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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more on bosnia
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 167
 

Read about some of the valuable and interesting work carried out by Shavei Israel in this article about the Kaifeng Jews of China who have returned to their ancestral home of Israel.

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Jews of Kaifeng
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 167
 

Ilana Kirschner was a little girl of twelve when she was sent to Theresienstadt. Nearly seventy years have gone by since that terrible time but a few months ago the 81-year-old Kfar Saba resident was vividly reminded of the less dark times when she read an article about Alice Herz-Sommer in The Jerusalem Post and recalled the beautiful music.

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Ilana Kirschner Portrait of a Survivor
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 166
 

Understanding the war in Bosnia. What did it take to end the war? Could the process of ending the war be applied to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? And are there other parallels to be learnt for Israel?

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Bosnia
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 166
 
 
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