• Rabbi Barbara Aiello
    Jewish History,  Lecture

    Schedule of 2020 Jewish History Lectures by Irene Shaland

    http://manangproject.com/16607-dtf23552-zidane-et-sa-femme-rencontre.html Upcoming Jewish History Lectures Presented by Irene Shaland: September, October, December 2020 “…memory is the keyword, which combines past and present, past and future…” Elie Wiesel An internationally-published writer and educator Irene Shaland invites you to embark on a journey through the painful past and often controversial present of twelve countries on three continents to understand how and why various nations around the world respond to the Holocaust remembrance. Date Time Location Lecture Subject Sept. 30, 2020 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event Irene Shaland presents Part I of her lecture “Travels in Jewish History” sponsored by the New City Library, New City, NY.  The lecture is free, but registration is required. To register…

  • Holocaust,  Jewish History

    Help The Dao of Being Jewish Reach New Readers

    http://telescapade.com/25361-dtf34998-rencontre-coquine-sérieux.html If you read my latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” and liked it please help it reach a wider audience. Amazon Customer Reviews are critical for a book to be noticed. Even a one-sentence short review would make a big difference. A potential reader seeing that other people have read the book and expressed their opinion of it would be more likely to look further and decide if my book deserves their attention. If you read either the paperback or the Kindle edition of my book, please tell others what you think about it and write an honest Amazon Customer Review.  Please click here to review “The…

  • Asia,  China,  Cuba,  Europe,  General,  Holocaust,  Jewish History,  Lecture,  Scandinavia

    Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust

    Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust Lecture presented by Irene Shaland at the Maltz Museum on January 30 at 7:00PM Why do we tell stories? Is it to entertain: to capture the attention of the mind for just a moment? Is it to teach: to pass down lessons from one generation to the next? Is it to remember: to ensure that our histories are never lost? Maybe each story has its own reasons to be told. Without remembrance, Italian writer and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levy says, there is no future. ———————————————————————————————————————————–An internationally-published writer and educator Irene Shaland invites you to embark on a journey through…

  • Books,  Europe,  General,  History,  Holocaust,  Jewish History

    The “Jewish Question” in Vienna (excerpt from The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories)

    Don’t look for the Steinedererinnerung in your guidebook: the murdered Jews of Austria have neither a Rick Steves nor a Frommer. And Vienna, basking in its Baroque and Art Nouveau splendor, would rather have you waltzing from Schonbrunn palace to Sachertorte’s shops instead of searching out the synagogues and homes of long-gone Jews. An Austrian sarcastic proverb, as noted by Magrit Reiter in her conference presentation “Antisemitism in Austria after the Shoa,” declares that Germans were the “better Nazis,” while Austrians were definitely the “better anti-Semites.” The Holocaust victims’ destiny was, for the most part, determined by three key factors: the degree of control the Nazis had in the region,…

  • Europe,  General,  History,  Holocaust,  Jewish History,  Religion

    Irene Shaland’s Book Available at Barnes and Noble

    Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” is now available at Barnes & Noble. Go to Barnes & Noble online Store. In “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a fascinating journey, both familiar and unknown, from Europe to Asia and Africa, from Vienna to Delhi and Nairobi. The fate of the brilliant Jewish community of Vienna annihilated during the Holocaust shines a disturbing light on the stories of the current rise of Antisemitism in Scandinavia and throughout Europe. Two-millennium old tales of little-known Jewish communities of…

  • Asia,  China,  Europe,  General,  History,  Holocaust,  Italy,  Jewish History

    The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Released

    New book of stories from Irene Shaland is now available in paperback. In The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a fascinating journey, both familiar and unknown, from Europe to Asia and Africa, from Vienna to Delhi and Nairobi. The fate of the brilliant Jewish community of Vienna annihilated during the Holocaust shines a disturbing light on the stories of the current rise of Antisemitism in Scandinavia and throughout Europe. Two-millennium old tales of little-known Jewish communities of India and China, who never knew religious persecution, reveal happy chapters in the…

  • Europe,  General,  Holocaust,  Jewish History

    Irene Shaland’s latest article “A Personal Story about Holocaust” was published by The International Writers Magazine, Hack Writers

    I did not travel anywhere to find this story. It lives within me, as it does within most Jewish people’s hearts and minds. These are our personal Holocaust narratives: pain and loss, lives interrupted, generations unborn, and post-war silence and indifference. Multitudes of these internalized narratives are recorded, but many are still untold. [Please follow the link to read the complete article:]  http://www.hackwriters.com/HolocaustIS.htm Read our Jewish stories from Europe, Asia, and Africa.