On March 24, 1942, Rena Kornreich turned herself in to go to a Nazi work camp. Nobody could know then what Auschwitz would become. This Holocaust Remembrance Week, Heather Dune Macadam remembers Rena, who along with her sister survived more than three years in the brutal inhumanity of Auschwitz-Birkenau and were finally liberated by the 82nd Airborne on May 2, 1945.
13 posts from April 2014
Are you worried about the future as you approach retirement age? Did you watch your 401(k) shrink dramatically during the 2008 recession, taking your dreams of retirement with it? Are you worried that your retirement account may never recover from...
Conservative mouthpiece Phyllis Schlafly recently claimed that the best way to improve women's economic prospects is to pay men more. Dr. Carole Joffee, author of 'Doctors of Conscience' and 'Dispatches from the Abortion Wars,' explains just how wrong Schlafly is.
A young writer discovers the power and spiritual significance humans have always applied to stones.
For Autism Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, clinical psychologist and author of the recent book Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, about the explosion of autism cases over the past twenty years, and some common factors that lead to the misdiagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Susan Katz Miller, author of BEING BOTH: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, celebrates an interfaith Easter and the bonds that unite families, neighborhoods, and countries.
The process of reconciliation, like the celebration of Passover, requires a leap of imagination, asserts Louise Steinman, author of THE CROOKED MIRROR: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation.
S. Brent Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, investigates why bread has grown to be so central in spiritual practice.
Naturalist Alex Shoumatoff remembers Peter Matthiessen, writer, visionary, and cofounder of The Paris Review.
A new video illustrates Mary Oliver's dark and beautiful poem "Night and the River," first published in 'Red Bird' and later recorded by Mary Oliver for the CD 'Many Miles: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver.'
The last speech that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered was passionate, tragically prophetic, and reflected his deep commitment to helping the working poor.
On the occasion of Jane Goodall's 80th birthday, chimpanzee conservationist Nancy Merrick shares some valuable lessons she learned from her years of working with Goodall.
Bob Kosturko, creative director for Beacon Press, shares his process for designing the iconic new jacket for James Baldwin's 'Jimmy's Blues.'