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By Debbie Shapiro

The Power of Gratitude

April 27, 2006, by

This story was told to me by my friend and neighbor whose mother, Eva, was named after the Jewish heroine, Erna Gantz. Mor on a boat to Lucern, Switzerland, August 1969. Frankfort, 1933, 8:54 a.m. Tanchum Moshe Pinkas, known as Mor, briskly climbed the steep marble stairs of the imposing, gray office building that housed

A Few Pounds of Meat

March 29, 2006, by

It’s the little trials in life that put us to the test and bring out the best – or the worst – in us. This story was told to me by a very dear friend. All names and identifying details have been changed. I’ll never – ever — forget that erev Shabbos. I just have