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United Airlines “Hemispheres” Magazine, December, 2017 issue: “Sacred Passenger”

I could not let it pass that my picture appears on page 14 of the December 2017 issue of the United Airlines “Hemispheres” magazine. Thanks to my friend Michael Hayat for all the hard work getting us the red carpet … Continue reading

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Kurt the Hairdresser: Another amazing layer to the Olomouc Story

Are you ready for another incredible layer to the Olomouc Torah story? On our walks to-and-from the Hotel Arigone to the Jewish Community building in Olomouc we always passed by the Olomouc Art Museum (Denisova 47, 771 11 Olomouc, Czech … Continue reading

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The road to to Cheske Budejovice–Silent witnesses from our second Czech Sefer Torah

On the way down to the Czech southern border with Austria, I decided to make a brief pitstop in the Czech town of Cheske Budejovice which is the home of our 2nd Torah scroll at PSC from the Czech Republic. … Continue reading

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Tereizin: Banality, Bureaucracy, Gross Demented Brutality and Bucolic tree-lined streets

The title about sums it up for me. The 6 hours I spent today touring The Tereizin Concentration Camp were very different from the only other time I was there in 1998. That was my first concentration camp visit and … Continue reading

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Press mentions of the Olomouc Torah Story

Our story is starting to see a lot of traction in the media in various forms, so I thought I would use this space to capture some of the press mentions. If you find others, please let me know! — … Continue reading

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At last! Mission Accomplished!

One morning after the newly Kosher scroll was returned to the Aron Kodesh in Olomouc and I think we’re all still processing what this historic occasion meant.  At least I know I am.  I was honored to plays some small … Continue reading

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A second Simchat Torah? Heck Yeah!

You should have seen it last night! Really, if you could have been there! some ways you’re just going to have to trust me on this one but today was an incredibly emotional day. Since some of it took place … Continue reading

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