memory

The Day With The Most Light Is The Day We Fight

On Alzheimer's, loss, crocheting, and comfort

How Writing Helps Me to “Never Forget”

Re-reading your own words can bring back powerful memories

Tisha B’Av: Why Commemorate Tragedy?

Every person has a different way of dealing with grief; some cry, shout, pray, fast, or choose to celebrate and remember ...

Reflections on Remembrance: Memorial Day and More

Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m usually swept up in the parades, beach trips and community cookouts, this year ...

A Painting of Pain & The Responsibility of Remembrance

As we prepare to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, I’ve been thinking about my father- in- law, Leon Schipper, ...

Becoming an Expert on Southern Jewish Cemeteries

A recent line of inquiry has led me down a research rabbit hole — a tunnel falling straight into the ...

Former Fellow Flashback: Beth, 2003-2005

This February, for the first time ever, the ISJL is hosting a reunion of all of the alumni of our Education ...

Valuing Words and Memories

It’s nine days into the new year, and so far I’ve kept my resolution! I’m not generally much of a ...

From Mourning to Memory: Chasing Balloons, Wearing a Ring

For those of you who wear rings, this probably sounds familiar: you fiddle with your ring, a thousand times a ...

Georgia: A Southern Jewish Tail

I’m a cat person. I currently have a sweet cat named Ella, who moved down to Mississippi with me last ...