in 2011 launched "Seeking Kin," his now-thrice-monthly column on people searching for long-lost relatives and friends.
June 8, 2016 5:09pm
SEEKING KIN The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. (JTA) – For over six decades, Chaim Schwimmer has thrown a kiddush every Simchat Torah, but it’s not only to celebrate the joyful holiday. The food and the schnapps also mark the anniversary of Schwimmer’s miraculous rescue in 1944 from certain…
May 10, 2016 2:40pm
SEEKING KIN The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. JERUSALEM (JTA) – On a pleasant evening in this capital city, through the near darkness, I caught his wave from a half-block away. Soon we were standing together, smiling and clasping hands, two men who hadn’t seen one another for 31…
April 28, 2016 12:47pm
SEEKING KIN The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA) – “If only” – it’s the most common regret expressed by “Seeking Kin” interviewees, and by genealogists generally. David Harel has dug into his family’s history impressively, but second-guesses himself for never asking his late father, Yaakov Halberstadt, key questions…
April 3, 2016 2:34pm
(JTA) – Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggles of last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP Ryan Braun? These are some of the questions to be answered as these Jewish players and others get set for the Major League Baseball season that opens Sunday….
March 20, 2016 5:58pm
SEEKING KIN The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. NIR GALIM, Israel (JTA) – On a recent afternoon in a museum in this moshav community near the port city of Ashdod, Hodaya Gadba held up a black-and-white photograph of a three-story building and pronounced, “This was the site of a…
March 13, 2016 5:07pm
(JTA) – Harvey Pollack, a pioneering NBA statistician, will be honored posthumously this spring with a state historical marker in his native Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission approved the nomination on Wednesday, on what would have been Pollack’s 94th birthday. Pollack, who was Jewish, died last June. Until being hospitalized five months earlier, he…
February 8, 2016 3:30pm
A “Seeking Kin” column spurs a Technion librarian to put his research expertise to work.
January 26, 2016 4:07pm
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January 4, 2016 2:52pm
In celebration of the 100th “Seeking Kin,” a look back at some of the key relationships forged with the column.
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