Month: February 2017

Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones)

From Amsterdam. These are the Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones) for Andreas Hertzberger and his wife Selma Hertzberger-Roos.  They are located in front of their former home (above, right). The German artist Gunter Demnig started placing the first Stolpersteine in 1997, in the Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. Now there are Stumbling Stones in many countries.  They are to …

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Shabbat Shalom

Baruch and I made it home very late last night and we are looking forward to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Parasha) is Parashat Mishpatim.  Please enjoy Baruch’s brief commentary below.  Shabbat Shalom! Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Shabbat Shekalim Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17 In this week’s Torah portion, there is a …

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