Ruth Visits Dushan

Dushan was in the lobby of his building, waiting for a cab to take him to the synagogue for a Shabbat afternoon programme because Chioma had borrowed his car to drive to an assignment which was in Manchester when Ruth walked in. His heart sank. What did she want? Why couldn't she leave him alone? …

Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

A Secret, the Past & Declarations

"You have something you want to tell me?" "Yes. It's something which I've never told anyone about." She stared at him, wondering what it could be. "Tell me what it is." "I'm Jewish." "You're Jewish?" "Yes. My father's parents were deported from Bratislava to Sered and from there to Auschwitz. They survived. My mother's parents …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

Achaia

Sunset over the ruin of the Patras castle in the Peloponnese region of Greece. My husband, Jon and I are on a two-day tour of North-Western part of Peloponnese. We arrived by car this morning and are staying at the Maison Grecque Hotel in the center of Patra. Patra, which is the third largest city in …

Ashamed

We have been seeing each other under the quiet. Holding hands when no one is around. Kissing in a dark corner so no one could see us. Avoid going to restaurants or places where we might run into his friends or heaven forbid, his family. I haven't been to his place since his mother showed …

Zala’s Story

I'm a Ethiopian Jewish woman living in Israel but life here is terrible for people like me.  We are not welcomed in the Jewish community because of our skin color and we are accused of being "fake Jews".  My husband is a white Israeli Jew.  We met when he came to Gondar, a northern town …

Josee and Ariel

She was relaxing on the sofa, waiting for him to come home.  As as soon as her class ended, she left the university campus. She took  the bus to the condo building where they lived.  She did her homework and or studied for exams in the study for about two hours.  By the time she …

For This Reason…

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work - 1 John 3:8, NIV When it comes to the meaning of Christmas, we always think of the nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the manger with the cattle lowing.  We think of the  angels who  appeared to the shepherds …

A New Experience

My family and I drive past it every day on our way to drop our son to school. It’s a beautiful old building in a quiet neighborhood. I’ve often wondered what it looks like inside. I recently learned that the word synagogue comes from the Greek word for gathering together. It can be a house …

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