Aug 11 2017
I’ve never given too much thought to my last name. I know that Burnham isn’t much of a Jewish name; that was by design. My grandfather, whose last name was Berman, couldn’t get into medical school with a Jewish last name. In his time most universities had quotas determining how many Jews they would accept. […]
Aug 04 2017
After a raging debate, the Swedish authorities finally agreed to abandon the antiquated rules that had long been causing deep emotional pain to their constituents. The new law gives Swedish parents the rights and freedoms which are granted to almost every parent in the world, but had been denied to them until now – the […]
Jul 28 2017
Xi Cheng left home at the age of fourteen in search of bread. A two year drought had killed off all but the hardiest vegetable crops in his farming village of Zihua-Ni (mostly horseradish, potatoes, beets, and other root crops), and there was not much to eat. His parents sold their little hut to buy […]
Jul 21 2017
What’s not to love about avocado? Soft and velvety, with a thick rich texture and a flavor that’s a delightful cross of butter, nuts, and fresh earth, avocados are simply awesome. If you don’t believe me, ask the good people of the USA, they currently consume 4.25 billion avocados a year, quadruple the amount they […]
Jul 14 2017
The history of the Jews in Budapest is a bit complicated and tortuous. Like many places in Europe, the Jews were alternatively invited or banished based on the mood and economic desires of the rulers of the time. In 1279, the Jews of Buda (one of three cities eventually united into Budapest) were forced into […]
Jun 30 2017
They say, “Iceland is covered in green, Greenland is covered in ice.” But I’ve never been one to trust “they,” I had to go see for myself. So when my 15th anniversary rolled around, and my wife and I needed a few days alone to invest in the next 15 years, we decided to go to […]
Jun 26 2017
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Jun 23 2017
Nanny Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Toddler’s Death!
Missing 14-year-old girl’s body found in Texas landfill!
Teens charged in carjacking of 3 elderly women!
Trucker who hit, pushed man in wheelchair won’t be charged!
Local landscaper Drowns In Cesspool!
Mom charged with murder in baby’s death!
North Korean dictator uses twisted execution method to instill fear!
What do all these […]
Jun 16 2017
I’ve been to some dark places. I’ve stood at the side of a crematoria in Auschwitz, and next to a mountain of ash and bone at Maidanek. I’ve been to Belzec, the notorious death camp, and to Theresienstadt, the quaint little village the Nazis created to show the world how kind they were to the […]