Tag Archives: jewish

Defying the New Nazis

In the days following the vandalism there was considerable teeth gnashing in Spokane, the usual “this is not us,” or “hopes and prayers,” and so on. But I doubt there is a Jew in our community who was surprised by the vandalism – or found much comfort in the expressions of sympathy and concern.

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Holocaust Survivor Speech

Mr. Martin Judovits speaks on Zoom on Dec 1st: “An Extraordinary Story of Survival”. RSVP for Zoom link at JewishSpokane.com/Story. Suggested donation of $12. Martin (Mordechai) Judovits is a long time student of the Talmud, a retired businessman, an artist, author and a Holocaust survivor. Martin, along with both of …

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A Letter To Our Son on His Bar Mitzvah

Our son was called to the Torah for his bar mitzvah ceremony just weeks after the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburg. In the wake of that horror, we had to step back and decide what we did and didn’t want to do for his ceremony. We opted to continue as planned, although with a guard at the door. That event weighed heavily on my mind as I wrote this speech for his ceremony.

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