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Eric George Tauber

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Tauber is a freelance writer who specializes in coverage of the arts.  He may be contacted via [email protected] 

By zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel, via Wikimedia Commons

Commemorating Yom Hashoah in Verse

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It can be a deeply humbling experience to hear personal accounts of the Holocaust. For those of us born in the relative safety and comfort of post-war America, Yom Hashoah is one day. Survivors would relive...

Death March to Volary

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“I saw how people lost the will to live. … That’s what determined who stayed alive and who didn’t: the will.” -Valeria Juhasz, Survivor of the Volary Death March In January of 1945, Europe was...

‘Crip Camp’ Espouses Jewish Values

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I recently watched the documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netlix. It begins in 1971 at Camp Jened, a summer camp in the Catskills for people with disabilities such as blindness, spina bifida, cerebral palsy,...

Comic-Con Online: Art & the Holocaust

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When Art Spiegelman first proposed Maus, his two-volume graphic novel about the Holocaust, people asked how he could tackle a subject so dark, weighty and personal with comics. I think a more important question is: What...

Three Jewish Women of Valor

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What does being Jewish mean to you? Is it keeping up the practices of an ancient religion? Are the values separate from the prayers or are they symbiotic? Do we wear a Star of...

Stories under quarantine

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Who doesn’t love to listen to a good story? For many of us, stories were an essential part of bedtime. And podcasts like Story Corps, The Moth and This American Life just go to show that our desire...
Abayadaya children

Online concert benefits Ugandan Jewry

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When thinking about Jewish communities around the world, most of us probably don’t give much thought to Uganda. But tucked away in the Savannah, over very rough roads, live the Abayudaya. Like the rest of...
Drive through audience

Celebrating safely at a drive-thru circus

SAN DIEGO — Lag Ba’Omer. For many of us, this holiday might ring a bell, faintly as one of many Hebrew School lessons long forgotten. But for a Chabadnik, it’s a time to make...
The Einsteins and the Kronenbergs on a trip to the Grand Canyon in 1931. From left, Ellie Kronenberg, (Obscured Woman ?), Elsa Einstein, Albert Einstein, Max Kronenberg

Escaping the Holocaust with quick thinking

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On Yom Hashoah, there were a number of Holocaust stories on my Facebook feed, mostly personal testimonies of children and grandchildren of survivors. Thankfully, my own grandparents were spared those horrors.  Their families had come...

We can all relate to Making God Laugh

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There’s an old Yiddish proverb: If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. We all make plans for our futures. Some work out, but many don’t. We’re encouraged to reach for...