Category Archives: history

Oskar

Susan and I were planning to visit young friends in Minsk, Belarus via Krakow, Poland this past July. Slava and Alina have visited our home several times. Slava wrote this last week: Our country got into a political crisis that … Continue reading

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decision

“Hello, my name is Seba. I lived in the days of Noah and I want to share my tragic story. We watched the old man and his family build the huge boat and thought he had lost his mind. For … Continue reading

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Immanuel

“’Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or the highest heights.’ But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.’” (Isaiah 7:11-12) On the surface, it looks … Continue reading

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Moses

Born as a slave in eastern Maryland around 1822, Araminta Ross married John Tubman in 1844 and changed her first name to Harriet. Later she was called ‘Moses’ for leading many of her people out of slavery prior to the … Continue reading

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risk

Eighty years ago, on September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and World War II began. Last year, I wrote about William Klein, the father of Bobby, one of my good friends growing up. A native of Czechoslovakia, Mr. Klein survived … Continue reading

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