In An Exclusive Interview With B'nai B'rith Magazine Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Chronicles Her Early Years
Famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who turned 90 in June, survived the Holocaust by escaping to Switzerland via a Kindertransport from Nazi-occupied Germany. Westheimer remained in a children’s home until the war’s end. Amazingly after that, she fought in the Israeli army for Israel’s independence. She eventually received a master’s degree at the New School for Social Research, where she conducted a study on the children who were with her at the orphanage in Switzerland. Westheimer chronicles her early life and more in an exclusive interview with B’nai B’rith Magazine.
Until an engineer came along, burial plots were becoming harder to come by in Israel. Arik Glazer, managing director of Rolzur Tunneling, came up with a plan to solve this crisis — build the first subterranean cemetery below an existing one (Har Hamenuchot).
In this issue, we also take a look at the relationship between Jews and guns. Horrific mass shootings have drawn attention to the largely unrestricted access to guns and their use in American society, and many Jews are demanding stricter gun control laws. There are also Jews who are concerned the government will pass laws making it harder to obtain a gun for self-defense purposes.
In his last column as B’nai B’rith president, Gary P. Saltzman reflects on some of the accomplishments B’nai B’rith has achieved in the last three years. Saltzman has led several delegations to advocate for Israel at the United Nations in New York, Paris and Geneva, and has met with dozens of international leaders and key government officials.
Many Jews struggle to maintain healthful eating habits during the High Holidays due to high-fat and high-sugar ingredients so common in some traditional Jewish recipes. However, cookbook author Paula Shoyer shows that there are some easy changes to make these beloved dishes healthier for your friends and families.
Israel turned 70 this year, and B’nai B’rith CEO and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin writes about the first time he felt a connection to the Jewish state and other reflections on Israel’s 70th..
Mark D. Olshan, director of the B’nai B’rith Center for Senior Services, discusses November’s mid-term elections and how imperative they are for seniors.
Read these unique stories and so much more in the fall issue of B’nai B’rith Magazine.
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