Monthly archives: February, 2018

Today on Jewcy: A new progressive folk group with Jewish roots

After Donald Trump won the election, Kristen Plylar-Moore felt demoralized and fearful of what was to come. For months, she had been writing songs to cope with that fear—until she had gathered enough material for an entire live show. The music project was called Revival. “I wanted to give people a sense of hope, even …

From Whence the Gogel Mogel?

Wherever spring may lightly turn a young man’s fancy, flu season, like the one we are currently suffering, brusquely lurches a Yid’s yearning to a gogel mogel. Transliterated, as are many Yiddish words and phrases, in a variety of ways (gogl mogl, guggle muggle), the pair of words refer to a venerated traditional Jewish cure …

Farewell to Sam Bloch, Champion of Holocaust Survivors

Sam E. Bloch, who died on February 4, 2018 at the age of 93, was one of the foremost leaders of the survivors of the Holocaust. The following eulogy was delivered at his funeral at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City on February 6, 2018, by his son-in-law Menachem Z. Rosensaft. It is not …