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Know Before Whom You Stand: A Poem for the 6 Million

Rabbi Loren Sykes and Ellie Sherman
April 19, 2017

This poem reflects the intensity of bearing witness at Majdanek, the Nazi extermination camp located in Lublin. The title, “Know Before Whom You Stand,” is a phrase that often appears above the Ark in the sanctuary of the synagogue.

Making the Case for Israeli Hummus

Dan Garwood
February 9, 2014
I have eaten hummus for breakfast. Just hummus, with help from its good friend pita. Same goes for lunch and, on occasion, dinner. Hummus is not just an appetizer, nor a condiment; really good hummus is a satisfying meal unto itself.